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GEOL 4790: Surficial Processes

(Dual-listed with GEOL 5790/ ENSCI 5790). (Cross-listed with ENSCI 4790).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 3.

The study of physical processes that shape Earth's surface. Topics include weathering, sediment transport, and landform genesis with emphasis on fluvial, glacial, hillslope, eolian, and coastal processes. Applications to engineering and environmental problems. Laboratory includes topographic map interpretation and local field trips. An introductory course in geology is recommended as background. (Typically Offered: Fall)