12.163 Geomorphology


Class Info

Quantitative examination of processes that shape Earth's surface. Introduction to fluvial, hillslope, and glacial mechanics. Essentials of weathering, soil formation, runoff, erosion, slope stability, sediment transport, and river morphology. Landscape evolution in response to climatic and tectonic forcing. Application of terrestrial theory to planetary surfaces. Additional instruction in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing analysis, field measurement techniques, and numerical modeling of surface processes. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has 12.001, 8.01, and 18.01 as prerequisites.

12.163 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by T. Perron.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-819.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution site or on the 12.163 Stellar site.

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