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2015-2016 Catalog

GEOL 311 River Form and Function

Examination of rivers and their effects on the landscape. The course explores such topics as drainage network development, sediment yield, sediment transport, river morphology, landscape elements produced by fluvial activity, and the interaction between humans and fluvial systems. The relationships between rivers and landscape evolution over the long term is central, capped by a discussion of the geomorphic evolution of the Appalachians and the concept of peneplanation.


GEOL 300 or permission of instructor