The module provides a wide-ranging overview of geomorphological processes at different space and time scales, including some applied implications. The fundamental controls on landscape evolution and process are presented in qualitative and quantitative frameworks, including simple models, and applied to a range of geomorphic environments. Module 208A focuses on fluvial systems, and links these to hydrological processes. In Semester 2, Module 208B (run by Prof Ian Fairchild), these ideas are contrasted with other environments which show a different suite of geomorphic process controls e.g. for karstic, coastal and glacial systems.
Lectures, associated directed reading, including internet and WebCT resources, group student presentations and discussions.