I Definition, scope, background and fundamental concepts in geomorphology
II Introduction to factors of landform development
i Geological structure and Geological time scale.
III Geomorphic processes
i Endogenic and Exogenic extra terrestrial
ii Weathering and mass wasting: their geomorphic significance
iii Fluvial geomorphic cycle
iv valley development; classification of valleys
v drainage patterns and texture
vi landforms by surface runoff
vii Glaciers and their topographic effects: types and regimes of glaciers, major features resulting from glacial erosion and deposition, glacio-lacustrine and glacio-fluvitile features
viii Aeolian landforms: creation and modification of landforms, arid erosion cycle
ix Groundwater morphology, including aquifer, porosity and permeability
x Karst topography: processes and associated landforms
xi Coastal geomorphology: erosional and depositional features created by sea waves
IV Techniques in Geomorphology
Lab work may be conducted rocks and water analysis where relevant material is readily available. Geomorphlogical profiles, use of aerial photo and Remote sensing techniques for the interpretation of landforms and geomorphic features.
Recommended in depth geomorphologic study and field trips to any accessible area.
This course helps students to understand and recognize different types of landforms; the formation and modification of landforms. To explain the different geomorphic processes.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, the student will:
• Have a broad knowledge of the scope and main areas of Geomorphology
• Able to classify and describe landforms structure.
• Describe the morphology of the landscape and related processes in areas influenced by fluvial, glacial, periglacial, aeolian, coastal, and arid systems.
• Use basic techniques to identify, measure, and analyse landforms and processes of land formation.
Lec 3 Geomorhic processes material
Lecture 4 video
Fluvial processes I
Fluvial processes II
Fluvial processes III
Characteristics required for glacier formation
Landforms made by glacier
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