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GEOG289 Geomorphology

Sediment transport, sedimentology and geomorphology of rivers, evolution of river systems and river management; laboratories as required.

Paper title Geomorphology
Paper code GEOG289
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 395
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
The content of this paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory paper in Physical Geography, Earth Science or Geology
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Sean Fitzsimons
Paper Structure
Part 1: Introduction
  • Introduction to the course
  • Earth System Science
  • Geomorphology of plate margins
  • The geomorphologist's tool box
Part 2: Processes - source to sink
  • Weathering
  • Hydrology for geomorphology
  • Mass movement I
  • Mass movement II
  • Fluvial processes I
  • Fluvial processes II
  • Coastal and submarine processes I
  • Coastal and submarine processes II
  • Glacier Dynamics I
  • Glacier Dynamics II
  • Glacial landforms
  • Volcanic processes and landforms
  • Lakes as environmental archives I
  • Lakes as environmental archives II
Part 3: Large-scale issues
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • Geomorphology and climate
  • Large-scale landscape evolution
  • Geomorphology in Environmental Management
  • Review and examination preparation
Teaching Arrangements
24 lectures
8 laboratories

Assessment:
  • Laboratory programme 40%
  • Take-home tests 20%
  • Final exam 40%
Textbooks
Bierman and Montgomery (2013) Key Concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman. ISBN-10: 1429238607
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • The ability to "read" landscapes: to understand how they have formed and how they change over time
  • Understanding of the relationships between tectonic and surface processes
  • Understanding of earth surface processes associated with hillslopes, rivers, coasts and glaciers
  • Knowledge of the strength and behaviour of rock, soil and water
  • Knowledge and understanding of the erosion, transportation and deposition processes
  • Knowledge of a range of techniques used in the investigation of earth surface processes and landforms

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Sediment transport, sedimentology and geomorphology of rivers, evolution of river systems and river management; laboratories as required.

Paper title Geomorphology
Paper code GEOG289
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 395
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
The content of this paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory paper in Physical Geography, Earth Science or Geology
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Sean Fitzsimons
Paper Structure
Part 1: Introduction
  • Introduction to the course
  • Earth System Science
  • Geomorphology of plate margins
  • The geomorphologist's tool box
Part 2: Processes - source to sink
  • Weathering
  • Hydrology for geomorphology
  • Mass movement I
  • Mass movement II
  • Fluvial processes I
  • Fluvial processes II
  • Coastal and submarine processes I
  • Coastal and submarine processes II
  • Glacier Dynamics I
  • Glacier Dynamics II
  • Glacial landforms
  • Volcanic processes and landforms
  • Lakes as environmental archives I
  • Lakes as environmental archives II
Part 3: Large-scale issues
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • Geomorphology and climate
  • Large-scale landscape evolution
  • Geomorphology in Environmental Management
  • Review and examination preparation
Teaching Arrangements
24 lectures
8 laboratories

Assessment:
  • Laboratory programme 40%
  • Take-home tests 20%
  • Final exam 40%
Textbooks
Bierman and Montgomery (2013) Key Concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman. ISBN-10: 1429238607
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • The ability to "read" landscapes: to understand how they have formed and how they change over time
  • Understanding of the relationships between tectonic and surface processes
  • Understanding of earth surface processes associated with hillslopes, rivers, coasts and glaciers
  • Knowledge of the strength and behaviour of rock, soil and water
  • Knowledge and understanding of the erosion, transportation and deposition processes
  • Knowledge of a range of techniques used in the investigation of earth surface processes and landforms

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 16-22
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 16-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-16:50 9-13, 16-22
P2 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 9-13, 16-22