University of St Andrews
Estimating Sandur Volume part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This 6 hour exercise is designed to teach students how to make 'quick and dirty' estimates of sediment storage in the field. It leans on surveying skills and basic mathematics.
Rivers, Floodplains, and Management part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Rivers and their floodplains are central to human populations and ecology, but must be carefully managed to maintain their benefits whilst minimizing risks associated with water supply, water quality, and flooding. This module provides an introduction to fluvial hydrology and geomorphology in the context of natural physical processes and their interaction with river management. It will focus on floods, sediment/contaminant transport, sedimentation, and floodplain evolution in contemporary settings. The module will incorporate several practical field trips in Scotland. In addition, it will highlight important case studies of river management from around the globe.