Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-25
William B. Ouimet (Section 01)
Geomorphology is the quantitative analysis of earth-surface processes and interpretation of landforms and landscapes throughout the world. This course focuses on the landforms and landform evolution associated with fluvial and glacial landscapes and hillslope processes such as mass movements that affect the dynamics of drainage basins. The course also examines the long-term evolution of landscapes through complex feedback between tectonics, climate, and erosion. The goal of this course will be to learn to read landscapes to make these large-scale connections. The lab will introduce surveying and GPS field instruments, satellite images and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Three hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab, including field trips each week.
Requisite: Geology 11. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Ouimet.