What are some examples of endogenous forces

Endogenous Forces - Exogenous Forces

The terms endogenous and exogenous force are used in connection with geomorphology, i.e. with processes that shape, influence and shape the shape of the landscape (geomorphology = landform science).

Definition of endogenous forces

In geomorphology are under the term endogenous forces Processes and forces understood their own Originate in the interior of the earth.
In particular, it concerns all forces that determine tectonic, magmatic and metamorphic processes and determine or shape the surface shape of the earth from the earth's interior, i.e. for example volcanism, mountain formation, earthquakes and other plate movements.

Definition of exogenous forces

Exogenous powers on the other hand act from the outside on the earth's surface a:

  • marine (by the sea)
  • fluviale (due to flowing water)
  • glacial (through glaciers) and
  • Aeolian (wind propelled) forces

exert a constant change on the earth's surface, which is expressed in the form of weathering, erosion / erosion and displacement.

See also:
⇒ The difference between contact and regional metamorphosis
⇒ The oldest rock on earth
⇒ cycle of rocks

⇒ Yassamanov, N.A. (1991): Small Spectrum of Sciences - Geology: Excursion to Earth
⇒ Georgi, K.-H. (1983): The Rock Cycle - An Introduction to Geology
⇒ Zepp, H. (2011): Grundriß Allgemeine Geographie: Geomorphologie
⇒ Ahnert, F. (2009): Introduction to Geomorphology

Last updated: March 29, 2019
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