GE 400 Geomorphology and Landscape Change (Spring: 4)
GE 132, GE 170 or GE 203
PH 209 (or equivalent) is recommended background
GE 401 (Lab)
This course focuses on the physical processes that shape the landscape.
Understanding the flow of water, sediment, nutrients, and contaminants
throughout watersheds is vital to earth scientists and land managers.
In this course, emphasis is placed on interactions of geomorphic processes
with external factors such as land use, climate change, and tectonics. Topics
include: sediment creation by chemical and physical weathering; hillslope
hydrology and transport; mass-wasting processes; steam erosion, transport
and deposition; and glacial landform development. The course includes several
local field laboratories and a field trip in northern New England.
Noah P. Snyder
Last Updated: 21-FEB-13