|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||20 Hours. 10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours written exam - 2 essays to be answered from a choice of 4.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit: Identical format to end of semester exam.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the connectivity between the various process systems operating within the drainage basin.
2. Illustrate the effectiveness of geomorphological processes, through case study evidence, in shaping the landscape under various environmental conditions.
The aim of this module is to provide a detailed appraisal of the processes operating within the contemporary drainage basin, both in the slope domain and in the channel domain.
- Principles of geomorphology, activity regimes and thresholds
- Slope failure
- Streamhead processes
- Channel processes: water and sediment
- Hydraulic geometry
- River bed and bank erosion
- Channel planform and rates of change
- Channel management
- Exam issues
Brookes, A. (1988) Channelised Rivers: Perspectives for environmental management Primo search Downs, P.W. and Gregory, K.J. (2004) River Channel Management Arnold Primo search Knighton, D. (1998) Fluvial Forms and Processes Arnold Primo search Petts, G. and Foster, I. (1985) Rivers and Landscape Arnold Primo search Robert, A. (2003) River Processes Arnold Primo search Selby, M.J. (1993) Hillslope Materials and Processes 2nd edition Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5