Story: Geomorphology – a history

Landscape development

Landscape development

Geologist Charles Cotton often produced composite diagrams showing how a landscape had developed. This two-stage sketch shows a lava plateau (rear) that has been progressively eroded so that there are only remnants of the lava on the tops of hills (front).

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Reference: Charles Cotton, Geomorphology. Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1942, fig. 350
Pen and ink drawing by Charles Cotton

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - Key theories: 1880s–1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 24 Sep 2007