|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||20 Hours. 1 hr lectures.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours On-line exam.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours On-line exam.||100%|
On succesful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of :-
- the fundamental geomorphic processes such as erosion, transport and deposition.
- the processes, landforms and management strategies associated with differing environments.
- how landscape evolution can be reconstructed, and even predicted, from the observation of contemporary processes and landforms.
To provide an insight into the nature of various earth surface environments.
Earth's surface. Particular attention is paid throughout to integrating an understanding of
contemporary process with an understanding of contemporary and ancient landforms. A range of
global environments is examined, illustrating their landform assemblages, the process systems
operating in them and the problems encountered when attempting to manage them. The following
lecture outline will be followed during this module:
Lectures 1-2: Global Perspectives
Lectures 3-6: Fluvial environments
Lectures 7-10: Arid environments
Lectures 11-15: Glacial environments and Mega-geomorphology
Lectures 16-20: Periglacial environments and Mountain environments
Reading ListRecommended Text
Summerfield, M. (1991) Global Geomorphology Longman (Course Text). Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4