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EESC 4400 Geomorphology and Landscape Change (Spring: 4 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the physical processes that shape the landscape. Understanding the flow of water, sediment, nutrients, and contaminants throughout watersheds is vital to earth scientists and land managers. In this course, emphasis is placed on interactions of geomorphic processes with external factors such as land use, climate change, and tectonics. Topics include: sediment creation by chemical and physical weathering; hillslope hydrology and transport; mass-wasting processes; steam erosion, transport and deposition; and glacial landform development. The course includes several local field laboratories and a field trip in northern New England.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Noah P. Snyder

Prerequisites: EESC1132, EESC1170 or EESC2203; PHYS2200 (or equivalent) is recommended background

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Last Updated: 03-Feb-15