morphological system

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In geomorphology, a theoretical construct consisting of the relationship between the physical properties of a natural (geomorphological) system. For example, the physical dimensions of a beach (angle of slope seaward, average grain size, and porosity) may be related to each other in an orderly manner, and so constitute a morphological system, and the geometric properties of a valley-side slope are typically correlated with certain characteristics of soil and vegetation.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

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