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ge·o·mor·phol·o·gy

 (jē′ō-môr-fŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the evolution and configuration of landforms.

ge′o·mor′pho·log′ic (-môr′fə-lŏj′ĭk), ge′o·mor′pho·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′o·mor′pho·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′o·mor·phol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.geomorphologic - pertaining to geological structure; "geomorphological features of the Black Hills"; "morphological features of granite"; "structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
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One of the geomorphologic studies is designed and analyzed for the geomorphologic units of Pravara River basin in northern part of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra state.
Intense geomorphologic and geological studies performed recently in Lower Silesia have revealed the presence of numerous landslide forms in some hill ranges of the Central and Western Sudetes.
Generally, the renaturalization process is identified as a geographic (geomorphologic parameters) change of abandoned areas into natural habitats [3-5], afforestation, and natural forest seeding in abandoned areas.
Importantly, the three types of geomorphologic infiltration landforms are different, but it can be centrally excreted in each layer.
The seismic hazard (SH) can be defined as a potential threat, mainly due to the seismic action (generated by the natural tectonic or volcanic activity), to the phenomena of instability of the geological masses (landslides, collapses in karst areas or mining) or surface geomorphologic phenomena (liquefaction of sands, huge water accumulations by large dams).
[25] Miller, V.C., A Quantitative Geomorphologic Study of Drainage Basin Characteristics in the Clinch Mountain Area, Virginia and Tennessee, Project NR 389042, Tech Rept 3.
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- The target stations are shown in Figure 1, and the selection of target stations accounted for the distribution of climate zones and geomorphologic regionalization.