How do landscapes evolve? This course focuses on the physical processes of erosion and deposition that shape Earth and planetary surfaces. Course aims include (1) understanding emergent landscape patterns, (2) reconstructing past conditions using the sedimentary record, and (3) predicting landscape change under future climate scenarios. Review of relevant climatic and tectonic processes, followed by detailed discussion of rivers and deltas, hillslopes, weathering, glaciers, and coasts. Class for AY20-21 is fully remote and is synchronous each meeting. The final exam is a take-home, open book, open notes exam.
Course Attributes: FA NSMBU SCIAS NSM
Section 01Surface Processes
INSTRUCTOR: MastellerView Course Listing