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Coastal Geomorphology

Coastal Geomorphology - Geography 4190.

Advanced geomorphology course focusing on coastal systems from the tropics to the poles. Significant emphasis on fieldwork, and on reading the primary research literature. Lecture and lab format.

Not offered in 2009-2010 academic year.

Syllabus.

Course review and final exam preparation.

Assignments.

Beach clast description and classification.

Avalon beaches.

Delta morphology and delta lobe stratigraphy.

Estuaries.

Reefs

Cliffed shorelines.

Ice-dominated shorelines.

Sea level change.

Individual Projects.

Lecture notes.

Course introduction and Coastal classification.

Waves.

Reflective gravelly beaches.

Dissipative beaches and barrier islands.

Coastal aeolian systems (Dr. R. Plets, Graduate Program in Teaching).

Deltas.

Estuaries.

Tidal flats and other muddy coasts.

Coral reefs.

Rocky coasts and coastal karst.

Ice-dominated coasts.

Sea level change and coastal geomorphology.

Coastal geomorphology and coastal management.

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