Landform terminology—some problems addressed


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Landform terminology—some problems addressed

Rowl Twidale * / Jennie Bourne *

Citation Information : South Australian Geographical Journal. Volume 112, Pages 37-56, DOI:

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Published Online: 14-August-2018



Landform geography or geomorphology lacks an agreed system of terminology. As a result the meaning of many familiar terms has changed over time, some in response to new interpretations, others because of misuse, and yet others for etymological reasons. Attention is drawn to examples and improvements suggested.


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