GGR201 lecture_01 - 1/11/2009 GGR201: INTRODUCTION TO...

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1/11/2009 1 GGR201 1 GGR201: INTRODUCTION TO GEOMORPHOLOGY Dr. Alex Brunton Lecture One Lecture Topics s Introduction s Course outline/course objectives s History of Geomorpic Thought s Background: Hydrology, Soils, Rivers s Some Modern Examples 2 GGR201
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1/11/2009 2 Course Outline s The course concentrates on a fundamental understanding of physical processes where water meets land s The prediction of landscape response to natural and anthropogenic changes in controlling environmental factors is considered GGR201 3 Course Outline s This course offers an introduction to geomorphology – the study of landforms and the processes that produce and modify them. s Emphasis is placed on the mechanics of geomorphic processes and on the relationships between properties of earth materials and the forces applied to them by gravity, wind, ice, water, waves and humans GGR201 4
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1/11/2009 3 Who am I? s Specialist in geomorphology and process hydrology s Ph.D. (2004) and M.Sc. (1996) from U of T in water and sediment transmission through hillslope and channel systems. s B.A. (1994) in Physical Geography from Oxford s NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (2004-2006) - investigating sediment movement through Great Lakes tributary watersheds s A consultant to government/industry on environmental and engineering issues GGR201 5 Contacting Me s Email: [email protected] s NOTE : I only check email once per day, normally in the morning. Note that it can therefore take up to 24 hours for you to receive a reply. s IMPORTANT: Your email MUST contain ‘GGR201’ in the subject line – or it is highly unlikely your message will make it past my mail filtering rules! GGR201 6
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1/11/2009 4 Who Are You? s Physical Geographers? s Earth Scientists? s Other? s Your background? b Geomorphology? b Hydrology? b Soils? b GIS? GGR201 7 Course Schedule s Week 1: Introduction to Geomorphology History of the Study of Landforms s Week 2: Force and Resistance in Geomorphology Mass Conservation and Geomorphic Transport Laws s Week 3: Weathering and Soils s Week 4: No Lecture – READING ASSIGNED – Mass Wasting s Week 5: Hillslope Processes: Overland Flow and Soil Erosion s Week 6: Sediment Delivery to River Channels / Watersheds GGR201 8
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1/11/2009 5 Course Schedule s Week 7: MIDTERM s Week 8: Fluvial Landforms s Week 9: Fluvial Processes s Week 10: Coastal Geomorphology s Week 11: Glacial Landforms s Week 12: Human Agency in Geomorphology s Week 13: Management of Geomorphic Systems Summary: The Future of Geomorphology GGR201 9 Course Assignments s Laboratory 1: Geomorphologic journal paper review s Laboratory 2: Hillslope Processes s Laboratory 3:Watersheds and Fluvial Landforms s Laboratory 4:Flow and Sediment Transport s The penalty for late assignments is 5% per day GGR201 10
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6 Field Trip s Geomorphology of the Lower Don River s Exciting geomorphology in our own back yard! GGR201
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