GSC 323   Geomorphology


Course Description | Course Information | Syllabus and Handouts | Text Books | Web Links


 

Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of southern California showing the San Andreas Fault, Transverse Ranges, and Mojave Desert inland of the Los Angeles

and Ventura basins (From NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) image PIA03376).


Course Description

GSC 323 – Geomorphology

 

An introduction to the modern geologic study of Earth surface processes and landforms. Geomorphic analysis of landscape evolution, dynamic equilibrium, and topographic response to tectonic and climatic forcing. Terrain analysis utilizing geomorphic field data, remote sensing imagery, and numerical models. Emphasis on practical applications to natural hazards and resource problems (esp. active tectonics, river systems, hill slopes, coastlines, glaciers, soils, wind, and Quaternary climate change). This course includes 2 lecture discussions (1 hr., 15 min. ea.) and 1 field laboratory (3 hrs.) per week. Required field trips during lab session and on at least one weekend. Prerequisite GSC 111 or permission of instructor.

 

On the Cutting Edge Program – Course Web Site:

Dr. Marshall’s Geomorphology Course:

·       Course Overview

·       Field Research Project

·       Drainage Basins Field Lab

·       Nicoya Peninsula Teaching Vignette

 

Teaching Geomorphology in the 21st Century:

·       2008 Workshop Participants and Group Photo

 


Course Information

Lecture:

Tu, Th 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Building 4, Room A-608

Lab/Field:

Tu 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Building 8, Room 239

Professor:

Dr. Jeff Marshall

 

Voice:

(909) 869 3461

 

E-mail:

marshall@csupomona.edu

 

Office:

Building 4, Room A-406

 

Office hours:

Mo & We 10:00-11:00, Th 1:30-3:30

 

 


Syllabus and Handouts


Required Text

Ritter, D.F., Kochel, R.C., and Miller, J.R., Process Geomorphology, 4th Edition (2002), Waveland Press, ISBN 1-57766-461-2.


Web Links

GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division – Geological Society of America

AAG Geomorphology Specialty Group - Association of American Geographers

International Association of Geomorpholgists

British Society for Geomorphology

International Union for Quaternary Research

American Quaternary Association

On the Cutting Edge – 2008 Workshop: Teaching Geomorphology in the 21st Century