Chapter 1. Fundamentals of the Earth Surface System

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch1

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Fundamentals of the Earth Surface System, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • Earth surface system;
  • solar radiation;
  • biogeochemical cycles;
  • photosynthesis;
  • mechanisms;
  • exogenic processes;
  • hydrological cycle;
  • greenhouse effect;
  • Clausius-Clapeyron relation;
  • oceanic currents

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction

  • The Earth's energy balance

  • The hydrological cycle

  • Role of the biosphere

  • Topography and bathymetry

  • Further reading

  • References