Principles of Paleogeomorphorlogy
Under the term "paleogeomorphology" are grouped together all geomorphological phenomena which are recognizable in subsurface geology. Since geomorphology is the science of the earth's relief features, paleogeomorphology is the science of buried relief features. Such features are of importance to the petroleum geologist whenever they lead to the trapping of hydrocarbons. In areas where these features abound - and western Canada certainly is such an area - paleogeomorphology ranks in importance with stratigraphy and structural geology as a hydrocarbon-finding tool.