ABSTRACT

The previous chapter showed how climate, particularly the after-effects of the last (but probably not the final) glaciations, hasdriven and continues to drive many changes occurring in the landscape. The landform patterns and processes which are the subject of this chapter are no exception to this, and in fact in them we can see both the results of climatic processes and their continuing role in modifying climatic processes in the short to medium term, such as volcanic eruptions throwing gas and dust into the atmosphere.