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Mass Wasting and Slope Stability part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
An investigation of mass movements along the shores of Lake MI. Students will assess strength characteristics of unconsolidated sediment in the field, survey the morphology of the movement, and determine the ...
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Soil Field Descriptions and Soil Forming Processes part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This assignment covers the basic techniques of soil descriptions in the field using a modified version of the NRCS Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils (2002). Students investigate soil profiles at ...
Discharge and Sediment Transport in the Field part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this quantitative field activity, students collect field data on channel geometry, flow velocity, and bed materials. Using these data, they apply flow resistance equations and sediment transport relations to estimate the bankfull discharge and to determine if the flow is sufficient to mobilize the bed.
Physics of the Earth: Surficial Processes part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
In this course, we explore the physical and chemical processes responsible for moving sediment and water from mountaintop to ocean bottom. For most of the course we will use a simple balance between driving and ...