|| GG10610 |
|| EARTH SURFACE ENVIRONMENTS |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Paul Brewer |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Bryn Hubbard, Dr Giles Brown |
|| RD15710, RC11510 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 1 hr lectures. |
|| Exam || 2 Hours Written exam.
|| 100% |
|| Resit assessment || 2 Hours Written exam. || 100% |
Aims of the module
To provide an insight into the nature of various earth surface environments.
On 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.
This module provides a valuable introduction to the dynamic process systems operating upon the
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
** Recommended Text
Easterbrook, D.J. (1993)
Surface Processes and Landforms. Macmillan.
Press, F. and Siever, R.. (1985)
Earth.. 4th. W.H. Freeman
Skinner, B.J. and Porter, S.C. (1986)
Physical Geology. Wiley
Global Geomorphology. Longman (Course Text).