Using Google Earth to understand geomorphology

Geomorphology is “the scientific study of landforms and the processes that shape them“, which seems to make Google Earth an excellent tool for that kind of work. ¬†Holly Dolliver recently wrote a paper about using Google Earth to teach geomorphology, the abstract for which can be found here.


Rich Treves at Google Earth Design read the paper and saw many examples that were showcased, but then he found that there was no KML file available to view them all — so he created one!

You can grab his KML file here and dig into to some of Holly’s finds. Rich has a few specific notes about the file and how to make the most of it over on his blog.

Good work, Rich!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Matt Hudson says:

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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