Geomorphology Field Research Project
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Designed for a geomorphology course
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 245kB May2 08)
- Powerpoint presentation from Geolorphology workshop (PowerPoint 7.3MB Apr28 09)
Ritter, D.F., Kochel, R.C., and Miller, J.R., 2002, Process Geomorphology, Fourth Edition: New York, New York, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 560 p.
Research papers & reports:
Baird, A., 1956, Geology of a portion of San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, California [M.S. Thesis], Pomona College, Claremont, California, 91 p.
Eckis, R., 1928, Alluvial fans of the Cucamonga District, southern California: Journal of Geology, v. 36, no. 3, p. 224-247.
Morton, D.M., Matti, J.C., and Tinsley, J.C., 1987, Cucamonga fault zone scarps, Day Canyon alluvial fan, eastern San Gabriel Mountains, southern California, in Hill, M.L., ed., Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide, Volume 1, Cordilleran Section, p. 199-200.
Ritter, J.B., Miller, J.R., Enzel, Y. and Wells, S.G., 1995, Reconciling the roles of tectonism and climate in Quaternary alluvial fan evolution: Geology, v. 23, p. 245-248.
Schumm, S.A., Baker, V.R., Bowker, M.F., Dixon, J.R., Dunne, T., Hamilton, D., Hjalmarson, H.W., and Merritts, D., 1996, Alluvial Fan Flooding: Washington, D.C., National Research Council, National Academy Press, 172 p.
Shelton, J.S., 1955, Glendora volcanic rocks, Los Angeles basin, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 66, p. 45-90.
Tinsley, J.C., Matti, J.C., and McFadden, L.D., 1982, Late Quaternary pedogenesis and alluvial chronologies of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Mountains areas, Southern California, and Holocene faulting and alluvial stratigraphy within the Cucamonga fault zone: A preliminary view: Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Guidebook, Field Trip 12, 44 p.
Van Buskirk, M.C. and Brooks, D.A., 1994, Geology and Geophysics of the Sierra Madre—Cucamonga Fault Zone, San Gabriel Mountains, California, in McGill, S.F. and Ross, T.M., eds., Geological Investigations of and Active Margin, 1994 Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Guidebook, Trip 5, p. 82-93.
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