Module 2: Key Concepts in Fluvial Geomorphology
Background & Why we’re covering it
- Elaborate on the hierarchal spatial scales we introduced in Chapter 1
- Introduce temporal scale constructs in evaluating riverscapes
- Introduce some common concepts used by geomorphologists in making spatio-temporal interpretations of these dynamic systems
We will make reference to many of these concepts throughout the course and it will be assumed you are clear on these foundational concepts.
- Differentiate influence of external controls (e.g. climate and catchment) vs. local controls on form and process.
- Apply principles of geomorphic analysis to a diversity of riverscapes.
- Recognize the primary controls on riverscape diversity, in which distinctive suites of physical and biotic processes (behavior) help shape the form and character of those landscapes.
Lecture Videos, Slides & Handouts
We cover Module 2 and Chapter 2 in about 1.5 hours of lecture. A few topics we will discuss in class.
Entire Lecture Playlist1 hour 28 minutes
Corresponding Chapter in Course Text
From: Fryirs KA, Brierley GA. 2013. Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the Landscape, First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.: Chichester, U.K.
This module focus on: CHAPTER TWO: Key concepts in river geomorphology
Relevant or Cited Literature
Follow up selected readings suggested by Fryris and Brierley (2013) are provided for every chapter in page 328-334 of the text book.