THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
SEMESTER ONE 2016
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
(Time Allowed: TWO hours)
Answer ALL questions from Section A, ONE question from Section B, ONE
question from Section C and
Force and resistance in river systems
Impelling forces = factors that drive change through erosion and reworking of
materials measured in terms of energy of a river
Resisting forces = factors that resist change think boundary resistance,
Attitudes and opinions on climate change, adaptations to climate change, transformations to climate
change, lessons weve had from climate change in history, the social construction of science and
Attitudes and opinions o
Emergence of Anthropocene
Talks about the human dominated era of our history, evidence and extent of
human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earths
ecosystems. Accelerated in the industrial era, 18th cent.
Human adaptation and ev
Karen Section, commodification of the environment.
Influence of economic approaches (neolib and marketisation) on how common pool resources are
Defining political eonomy society organises itself based on the econom
A glacier = large mass of perennial ice resing on land or floating shelflike in the
sea adj to land.
Glacier = river of ice and even if the terminus doesnt adv it still flows.
Formed by accumulation, recrystalisation and compactin o s