Gustavus Adolphus College
Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
In this lab activity, students use a few basic GIS manuevers to quantify the hydrologic impact of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The main strength of the activity is that students learn how to take data that is freely available online to quantitatively answer an interesting geomorphic question.
Riverbank rock identification part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students collect rocks from a sand-bed river, identify them, and place them on a bedrock geology map of Minnesota to identify the original rock sources.
Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
In this geomorphology course, we spend the most time on the two most important forces that have shaped Minnesota's landscape over the past million years: glaciers and rivers. We will also explore how wind, ocean tides and currents, tectonics, gravity (i.e. landslides) and human activities shape the planet. Students conduct a small, original research project during the semester, with significant guidance and support from their classmates and me.