Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Old Dominion University
Paper: "Limitations and Hazards to Home Construction" part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a semester-long writing project that incorporates exercises completed during first two thirds of the term. Students evaluate geomorphic conditions and potential hazards on one of four properties in western Virginia. The writing effort focuses upon broad-scale logical organization of sections and the entire paper.
Continental Glaciation - Landforms part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This exercise provides reinforcement for student learning of the processes under and around continental ice sheets that form geomorphic features. The goal is to strengthen each student's ability to associate the geomorphic process, setting, landform shape, and geologic materials expectable within the landform, and their ability to describe those relationships.
Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
In this course we explore many of the major geomorphic systems, especially those that have affected Virginia. Landform processes and surficial materials related to tectonics, weathering, soil formation, stream action, coastline dynamics, and glacial fluctuations form the core of course topics. Additional topics (e.g. karst and periglacial processes) are covered on the field trip to the Appalachian physiographic provinces. Every class session involves group exercises that use hands-on or discovery-based learning.