Department of Geosciences
Georgia State University
Weathering and mass wasting part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This class exercise is an opportunity for students to apply textbook information about weathering and mass wasting to local and nationally-recognized surface features, such as Stone Mountain (GA), Half Dome (CA), and others. It also serves as an introduction to the use of Google Earth as an analytical tool for calculating distances, slopes, and evaluating landforms.
Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
The students gain field experience measuring bankfull channel characteristics in an urban park, and apply their measurements to determine whether the channel is 'adjusted' to its incoming flow regime and sediment flux.
Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The focus for this class is on process geomorphology. The process-oriented approach is nicely defined by Ritter et al. (2002) as pertaining to the following concepts: the equilibrium between form and process, the interaction of forces, resistances, and thresholds, and the overlap of multiple processes and relevant timescales. These concepts will provide the backdrop for our discussion of the following main course topics: weathering and mass movement, drainage basin and fluvial processes, tectonism at the earth surface, eolian processes, glacial landforms and glaciology, and processes related to periglacial, karst, and coastal landforms. We also spend some time discussing the history of geomorphology, landscape evolution models, and theories of landscape change.
Sediment transport and channel form in gravel-bed river meanders part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Jordan Clayton Georgia State University Location Continent: North America Country: USA State/Province: Colorado City/Town: Rocky Mountain National Park UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: ...