Earth & Environmental Sciences
Tulane University of Louisiana
Geomorphology in the news part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.
Rainfall patterns and drainage density part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
The students use ARC GIS to make maps of the island of Hawaii to identify the locations of river channels. The students are also given a map of precipitation so that they can relate drainage density to rainfall patterns.
Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Course Description: Geomorphology is the study of landforms and the processes that shape landforms. Historically, geomorphology has focused on identifying landforms, but the goal of this course is for you to gain a quantitative understanding of surface processes. Once you understand how surface processes work, you will have a better idea of how a landscape evolved to its' present state, and how the landscape could change in the future. Both climate and tectonics play an important role in shaping the earth's surface, and in turn, surface processes can affect climate and tectonics. Increasingly, humans are also becoming an important "geomorphic agent", and human influences on surface processes may rival the importance of climate and tectonics.