Ellen Cowan


Appalachian State University

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Activities (2)

Discharge Measurement of Streamflow part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students travel to a stream on campus and measure streamflow by two methods: current meter and float. They are asked to compare their data and make observations of bed and banks of the stream.

Controls on the Development of Rock Weathering Pits part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Weathering pits are saucerlike depressions etched into rock by granular disintegration and spalling of thin rock flakes (chemical weathering processes). Their specific shape and size may be controlled by numerous factors. Visit a site with outstanding examples and develop multiple hypotheses for how and at what rate they form.


Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course includes a study of the nature of landforms. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of landform analysis in the field and laboratory using maps and aerial photographs are introduced.

Events and Communities

Geomorphology Workshop 2008 Participants

Using MARGINS Data in your Classroom Participants