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Significant Topographic Changes in the United States

Types of Topographic Change from Human Activity

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Types of Topographic Change from Human Activity

Mining

Road Construction

Urban Development

Dam Construction

Landfills
Direct anthropogenic processes create several types of landform modifications that remain as a distinct imprint on the topographic landscape. Provided below are examples that have been detected in this project of the types of topographic surface changes resulting from the major human geomorphic activities.

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