Landforms

Different land or relief forms shape the surface of our earth. They can be very different – very small or very large: from sand ripples on the beach to landslides in the mountains. Land or relief forms can also refer to the removal or deposition of material: they can refer to scarps or debris flows.

Whether and which type of landform emerges depends on numerous factors: geology and type of rock, climate or weather, vegetation, etc.

Landforms are often subdivided into groups according to their development and location. Examples are:

  • Mass movements
  • Glacial features
  • Volcanic features
  • and many more

Further information about landforms can be found here:

Further information and explanations of landforms relevant to the citizenMorph project are summarized here

Due to the size and location of many landforms, it is often not possible to report an entire landform. But even the reporting and documentation of visible parts such as the scarp of a landslide or the associated debris flow, provides valuable information.