Denudation Chronology UPSC: Geomorphology & Other Details

Denudation chronology is a branch of landform studies that deal with the historical development of landscapes by denudation, especially during the pre-quaternary time.

Indication for progressive phases is specified by studies of loss of surfaces and their mantling deposits, drainage patterns, stream long-profiles, and geologic structures.


Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior; Geosynclines; Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building; Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and Tsunamis; Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development ; Denudation chronology; Channel morphology; Erosion surfaces; Slope development ; Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology, economic geology and environment.