Story: Geomorphology – a history

Stream erosion (1st of 2)

Stream erosion

This diagram of the stages of stream erosion is taken from Patrick Marshall’s textbook, Geology of New Zealand (1912). Many similar diagrams showing stages of landscape development were later produced by Charles Cotton. Cotton was a student of Marshall, and was probably influenced by his teacher’s work.

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Reference: Patrick Marshall, Geology of New Zealand. Wellington: Government Print, 1912, fig. 7
Pen and ink drawing by Patrick Marshall

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - Key theories: 1880s–1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 24 Sep 2007