Sediment transport, sedimentology and geomorphology of rivers, evolution of river systems and river management; a project and laboratories as required.
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- 54 GEOG points
- GEOG 289
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- The content of this paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory paper in Physical Geography, Earth Science or Geology.
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Professor Sean Fitzsimons
- Paper Structure
The paper consists of lectures, laboratories and fieldwork.
- Introduction to geomorphology
- Geomorphological processes
- Tectonics, climate change and geomorphology
- Morphology and morphometry of river banks
- Coastal processes
- Particle size using sieves
- Particle size analysis of fine sediments
- Hardware modelling
- Ground penetrating radar
- Classification and analysis of river processes
- River reach analysis and hydraulic geometry
Assessement is 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% external (final examination)
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week
Eight 2:50-minute laboratories run in scheduled weeks over the 13 weeks of semester
- Bierman and Montgomery (2013) Key Concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman. ISBN-10: 1429238607
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Teamwork.
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- 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