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Fourth Problem Area: Equilibria

  • Kirsten von Elverfeldt
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Abstract

From the perspective of physics, geomorphological systems are thermodynamic systems. As they are open, they cannot reach thermodynamic equilibrium as long as there any disequilibrium with the environment exists. Still, the state of equilibrium and thus the thought of steady stability builds a reference model for the problem of describing a big ensemble of interconnected components.

Keywords

Steady State Dynamic Equilibrium Thermodynamic System Equilibrium Concept Erosional Slope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirsten von Elverfeldt
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  1. 1.Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Fakultät für WirtschaftswissenschaftenAlpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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