geomorphic surface

geomorphic surface
   A mappable area of the earth's surface that has a common history; the area is of similar age and is formed by a set of processes during an episode of landscape evolution. A geomorphic surface can be erosional, constructional or both. The surface shape can be planar, concave, convex, or any combination of these.
   Compare: constructional, erosional.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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