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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ESCI 231 - Geomorphology: Surface Processes and Evolution of Landforms


1 unit(s)
(Same as GEOG 231 ) Quantitative study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that create Earth’s many landforms. Topics include weathering and erosion, landsliding and debris flows, sediment transport by rivers and glaciers, the role of climate in landscape modification, and the use of landforms to document earthquake hazards. Lab exercises emphasize fundamental skills in geomorphologic analysis such as mapping, surveying, interpretation of aerial photography, and use of Geographic Information Systems software. Kirsten Menking.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 151  or permission of the instructor.

Satisfies college requirement for quantitative reasoning.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory/field period. An overnight weekend field trip may be required.



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