After the completion of the course the student should be able to
describe the exogenous and endogenous processes in the landscape, their imprtance in landform development, and distinguish the mechanisms that control these processes
analyse how variations in climate, tectonics and environment affect the development of landforms
assess how different scales of time and space affect geomorphological processes
explain and apply geomorphological methods used in research today
The course reviews topics within geomorphology and earth surface processes such as key concepts of geomorphology, landform development at different spatial and time scales, endogenic and exogenic processes, their controlling mechanisms, and their interaction to form the landscape, geomorpholgical research methods, denudation and long-term landscape evolution. It considers different geomorphic contexts such as fluvial, coastal, aeolian and periglacial and the interaction between these and climate. The course involves field and laboratory methods relevant to geomorphology.
Teaching is in the form of lectures, seminars, written reports and papers, exercises and field trips.
The course is graded using a written examination (5 credits), participation in excursions, exercises and seminars (2 credits), and a written report (3 credits).
There are travel and living costs associated with the excursion that need to be covered by the student.
week 36, 2015
Geomorphology and global environmental change
1st paperback edition.:
Cambridge University Press,