Geomorphology and plate tectonics photo mike fuller boundaries of the geomorphic provinces that we define in this report as coastline subprovinces within each province the geologic materials or building blocks have been recycled from previous landscapes each province consists of something old and. Tectonic geomorphology this lecture deals with larger order 1st 3rd tectonic features smaller there is a good reason why plate tectonics is the most important unifying theory in geology in addition to determining orogenic processes the assembly of continents the formation and destruction of ocean basins and the distribution of most . Geomorphology is the scientific study of landforms and the processes that shape them whereas plate tectonics specifically describes the large scale motions of earths lithosphere this book presents theory methodology and applications as well as studies of specific geographic regions. Plate tectonics has become a unifying and general theory that can be used to explain various features including continental drift it only now that scientists are beginning to appreciate that after all wegner was right the development of plate tectonics as a general theory in geomorphology is shown in figure 2
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