Table 4.5.

Standard terminology for landform scales (Summerfield 1991)

No.Scale categoryLinear component (km)Spatial component (km2)
(1)Mega>103>106
(2)Macro10–103102–106
(3)Meso0.1–1010−2–102
(4)Micro0.001–0.110−6–10−2
(5)Nano0.00001–0.001 (1 cm–1 m)10−10–10−6
(6)Pico<0.00001 (i.e.<1 cm)<10−10