Morphostructure

Morphostructure

 

those subdivisions of the relief of the earth’s surface in whose formation endogenic processes predominated during the prolonged interaction of endogenic and exogenic forces. The morphological differences of morphostructures result from dissimilar structure and differences in the geological history of particular parts of the crust. The largest (planetary) morphostructures (“geotectures” in the terminology of I. P. Gerasimov) correspond to the largest structural elements of the earth’s crust (continents and ocean basins, transition zones).

The planetary morphostructure is divided into smaller morphostructures (individual elevations, mountain ranges, massifs, basins) that match the tectonic structures corresponding to them.

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The increased recognition of close spatial relationships between faults and volcanic centers as in the case of the NRV has led to construction of models that attempt to explain the observed patterns of regional deformation as well as the distribution, evolution and morphostructure of the volcanic centers.
Technogenine krastovaizdzio morfostruktura (Lietuvos teritorijos pavyzdziu) [Technogenic morphostructure of landscape (on the example of the Lithuanian territory].
Geodynamic Environment of Quaternary Morphostructures of the Subandean Foreland Basins of Peru and Bolivia: Characteristics and Study Methods.