Les Hasbargen

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Earth Sciences
SUNY College at Oneonta

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Activities (4)

Hydraulic Geometry and Channel Roughness part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
In this field exercise, students measure channel cross sections in a rough (alluvial) and smooth bedrock-floored reach in a local stream. The students test the hypothesis that increasing roughness decreases average stream velocity, and so the depth and/or width must increase for the rougher bed.Students gain insight into how bank and bed roughness influences water flow, and thus can also influence flood heights.

Mapping Bedrock Outcrops with Stride & Compass and a GPS Unit in a soil and forest mantled landscape part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students take a two mile hike along a trail in a forest and map bedrock exposures. The project takes place over a few days. Students will need 2-3 hours to collect the data in the field, and another 2-3 hours to create a digital map in the lab.

Diagnosing Landslide Hazard part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students investigate an active complex landslide with the purpose of characterizing the risk to nearby infrastructure. Students gain experience with field observation, mapping, and report writing. In addition, students learn key geologic and hydrologic controls on landslides.

Mojave-Mecca Geology Field Trip part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
This 8 day field trip occurs over spring break. Upper division geoscience students visit a spectrum of locations in southern California. The course blends field mapping exercises with look-see sites along the plate margin.


Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
explores the shape of the land, and the various processes (that is, mechanisms) which are responsible for that shape. At first glance interpreting the shape of the land in terms of the dominant process might seem obvious and simplistic, but there are so many interacting systems (tectonic activity, climate, rock types, biological processes, chemical processes, erosional processes of wind, wave, and running water) that the exercise of relating process to form is not always an easy one. Clearly, geomorphology is an interdisciplinary science, so you will have a chance to apply much that you have learned in other Earth Science courses to geomorphology. We will begin with a broader framework for geomorphology (linking process activity with geologic, tectonic, and climatic settings, and time). Then we will dive into Earth's active processes: mass movements, rivers, waves, wind, and ice.

Other Contribution

Climate, Uplift, Erosional Processes and Landscape Form: Clues from Physical Experiments part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Les Hasbargen SUNY College at Oneonta Location UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: none Tectonic setting: none Type: Process Click the images for a full-sized view. Description Erosional ...

Events and Communities

Geomorphology Workshop 2008 Participants

Teaching Geoscience in the Field in the 21st Century Participants