Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1991, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (1): 26-34.doi: 10.11821/xb199101004

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APPLICATION OF SYSTEMS THEORY IN GEOMORPHOLOGY

Yin Guokang   

  1. Department of Geo and Ocean Science, Nanjing University
  • Online:1991-01-15 Published:1991-01-15

Abstract: The systems theory and its general approach rapidly extend into the geomorphology field, changing the knowledge structure and mode of thinking of geomorphologists. So a new grow-ing point-SYSTEMS GEOMORPHOLOGY is more and more revealing with strong vitality.From the point of view of systems and control system theory, it will deal with the feedback me-chanism between landform texture with its material constituents and natural environment and socio-economic environment, thus bringing to light the structure, function, and rule of evolu-tion of geomorphic systems and establishing process-response models for a variety of landscapes formed from area differentiation respectively. It will provide the scientific basis for adopting optimum interfacing of "natural" Physico-ecological and "human" Socio-economic systems ma-ke decision to rational use of natural resource and establish optimum model of regional deve-lopment.

Key words: Geomorphic system, Feedback, Entirety effect, Entropy