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Geologic (Geoform Origin)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 11

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Drumlin
Apron
Bank
Bar
Basin
Beach
Beach Berm
Boulder Field
Cave
Channel
Cone
Cove
Delta
Delta Plain
Depression
Diapir
Dike
Drumlin Field
Dune Field
Dune
Fan
Flat
Fluvio-Marine Deposit
Fracture
Hole/Pit
Hydrothermal Vent Field
Hydrothermal Vent
Inlet
Island
Karren
Knob
Lagoon
Lava Field/Plain
Ledge
Marine Lake
Marsh Platform
Megaripples
Moraine
Mound/Hummock
Mud Volcano
Natural Levee
Overhang (Cliff)
Panne
Pavement Area
Platform
Pockmark Field
Pockmark
Ridge
Ripples
Rock Outcrop
Rubble Field
Runnel/Rill
Sediment Wave Field
Scarp/Wall
Scar
Seamount
Sediment Sheet
Shelf Valley
Shoal
Shore Complex
Shore
Slope
Spit
Stack
Submarine Slide Deposit
Swale/Slack
Terrace
Tidepool
Till Surface
Tombolo


Description
Definition Geologic geoforms are formed by the abiotic processes of uplift, erosion, volcanism, deposition, fluid seepage, and material movement. Uplift may be a result of local and regional seismic and tectonic processes. Waves, currents, wind, chemical dissolution, seismic motion, and chemical precipitation all contribute to these geoforms and give them their distinctive qualities.