Geological Sciences Department
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Drainage Basins Field Lab part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using morphometric indices.
Geomorphology Field Research Project part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the tectonically active San Gabriel Mountain foothills. Teams present their research results in an oral presentation and a written report.
Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
An introduction to the modern geologic study of Earth surface processes and landforms. Geomorphic analysis of landscape evolution, dynamic equilibrium, and topographic response to tectonic and climatic forcing. Terrain analysis utilizing geomorphic field data, remote sensing imagery, and numerical models. Emphasis on practical applications to natural hazards and resource problems (esp. active tectonics, river systems, hill slopes, coastlines, glaciers, soils, wind, and Quaternary climate change). This course includes 2 lecture discussions (1 hr., 15 min. ea.) and 1 field laboratory (3 hrs.) per week. Required field trips during lab session and on at least one weekend. Prerequisite GSC 111 or permission of instructor.
Megathrust earthquakes, coastal uplift, and emergent marine terraces of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Jeff Marshall Cal Poly Pomona University Location Continent: Central America Country: Costa Rica State/Province: Nicoya Peninsula City/Town: UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Tropical ...