Nov 30, 2023
GEOL 5390 - Stream Geomorphology
Study of stream processes and human interactions with rivers, including the qualitative and quantitative techniques used to study natural and disturbed streams. Emphasis is placed on processes, river mechanics, and fluvial hydrology.
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to use common numerical and quantitative techniques for stream analysis.
- Students will be able to critically evaluate readings and write analyses thereof.
- Students will be able to produce models of open channel flow in one-dimension.
- Students will be able to explain the major controls on channel geometries and morphologies.
- Students will be able to explain how stream ecology is linked to river morphologies and behaviors.
- Students will be able to calculate parameters of sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition.
- Students will be able to synthesize data to generate a simple watershed-scale hydrological model.
- Students will be able to explain linkages between human activities and stream properties.
- Students will be able to synthesize data to formulate numerical summaries and models of steam geomorphology.
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