GEOG 313Q: River Geomorphology

Course Description

This course is about river morphodynamics: the change in river form as a consequence of the movement of water and sediment from the mountains to the sea.  We examine: i) drainage basin and flood hydrology, ii) river channel hydraulics, iii) sediment transport, iv) river morphology and change, and v) the movement of water and sediment from terrestrial sources to marine depositional sinks and along the coast.  The goal of the course is to provide you with an appreciation of alluvial rivers and the processes by which they modify the landscape around you.

This course includes a 2-day experiential learning component. It may be counted as an elective course in all syllabi for Professional Geoscience (P. Geo.) accreditation by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEG BC) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).

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