20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module looks at the relationship between processes and dynamic landforms at a variety of scales in space and time. It examines endogenic processes originating within the earth, exogenic processes occurring at the earth/atmosphere/ocean interface and the way they interact to create landforms. The module discusses geomorphological concepts, frameworks and monitoring techniques and will elucidate a range of quantitative modelling approaches, where numerical expressions are introduced. Case studies drawn from staff research (e.g. aeolian/fluvial) alongside practical classes and an appreciation of the importance of new measurement techniques to process understanding will directly support learning. In taking this module, the laboratory sessions will further develop your problem solving skills and develop further resilience through tackling a specific practical application for geomorphological analysis (e.g. via use of Matlab) that is relevant to both research and industry.

Staff Contact: SWIFT DARREL A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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