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ES 316 Geomorphology

Credits: 4
  • (ES 100 or ES 161 or GEOG 100) and ES 175; or consent of instructor

This course focuses on the study of landforms and their relationship to underlying geologic structure and lithology. Topics include weathering, soil formation, erosion, sediment production, and landform genesis in fluvial, arid/semiarid, glacial, periglacial, karst, eolian, and coastal environments. Laboratory exercises emphasize interpretation of topographic maps and use of aerial photography and satellite imagery for environmental applications. Field excursions will focus on local fluvial, glacial, and karst landforms. A field trip fee may be required.