|| GG10610 |
|| EARTH SURFACE ENVIRONMENTS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Paul A Brewer |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Bryn P Hubbard |
|| RD15710, RC11510 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 1 hr lectures. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written exam.
|Supplementary Assessment||2 Hours Written exam. ||100%|
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.
To provide an insight into the nature of various earth surface environments.
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. ISBN 0023312505
Press, F. and Siever, R. (1985) Earth.
4th. W.H. Freeman ISBN 0716717433
Skinner, B.J. and Porter, S.C (1986) Physical Geology
4th. Wiley ISBN 0716744015
Summerfield, M. (1991) Global Geomorphology
Longman (Course Text). ISBN 0582301564
This module is at CQFW Level 4