Kōrero: Geomorphology – a history

Satellite view of Napier

Satellite view of Napier

After a period of heavy rain on 12 September 2003, a load of suspended sediment (brown) is carried out to sea off Napier. Satellite imagery like this has revolutionised geomorphology (the description and classification of landforms) because it shows the effects of erosion on land and at sea.

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NASA - JSC Digital Image Collection
Reference: International Space Station Crew Earth Observations Experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, ISS007-E-14844

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - Mid- to late 20th century ideas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13121/satellite-view-of-napier (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 24 Sep 2007