Geografie 1987, 92, 38-48

Contradiction and Cooperation of Endogenous and Exogenous Processes in Geomorphology

Antonín Ivan

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Mendlovo nám. 1, 662 82 Brno, Czechia

The simple concept of contradictory endogenous and exogenous forces has become insufficient for the present geomorphology. The relationships are very complicated, both forces acting often in the same direction. Some new concepts appeared recently, e. g. the concept of the lithodynamic flow and the concept of the endodynamics. The complexity of the whole problem is well shown in this paper discussing the importance of gravitation, impact craters, the genesis of kaolins, accumulations of angular debris, and the origin of river valleys.