GEOL 411

Geomorphology and Remote Sensing

Geological Sciences College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Interpretive analysis of landforms and their geologic significance. Use of aerial/satellite images of Earth and other planets, topographic/bathymetric maps, multi-wavelength image data. Field trips.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Form and Process

Learning Outcome

Understand the relationships between landscapes and the processes that created them

Title

Interpretation of Landscape

Learning Outcome

Develop an ability to read and interpret geology and geomorphology from topographic maps, air photos, and satellite data

Title

Quantifying Process

Learning Outcome

Become comfortable with quantitative analyses of landforms and geomorphic processes

Title

Change over Time

Learning Outcome

Acquire an appreciation for the unique and complex way the landscapes of Earth and the planets evolved to their present-day morphologies