Geomorphological Processes

Description

Geomorphology is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments at the surface of the Earth. This module examines the nature of and controls of geomorphological processes at different time and spatial scales. Technology for measuring processes and our resultant understanding is improving substantially and the module aims to communicate the excitement of these novel developments. It reviews fundamental controls on landscape systems and processes, using new and ‘classic’ research. These are discussed in both simple qualitative frameworks, but also using quantitative modelling approaches where numerical expressions are introduced. These are also applied to a range of geomorphic environments based on the developing research interests of staff. 

Assessment

  • Semester 1 group poster presentation (16.5%)
  • Semester 2 group powerpoint presentation (16.5)
  • 2 hour exam (67%) section A essay style question from semester 1, section B short answer style questions from semester 2