Portland State University
Geomorphic Processes with Lab part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
In this course we will study landform processes at the Earth's surface including the work of water, wind, and ice in erosion, transportation, and deposition on land and in the sea. The significance of geomorphic processes to human activities will also be covered. Using maps, aerial photographs, digital terrain models, and direct observation, we will discuss techniques for detecting patterns on the landscape and correlating those patterns to geomorphic processes. By observing the dynamic changes in landscapes and landforms, we will discover the art of both describing the cause of those changes and predicting the result of future geomorphic events. A two-day weekend field trip is required.