Fluvial Geomorphology

River Evolution

Module 12: River Evolution


Why we’re covering it


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply principles of geomorphic analysis to a diversity of riverscapes.
  2. Gain an appreciation of how geomorphic processes of erosion, deposition transport and storage of sediment shape topography and create, maintain, sculpt and destroy distinctive landforms.


Slides & Handouts

Lecture Slides

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 TWELVE: River evolution

Relevant or Cited Literature

Follow up selected readings suggested by Fryris and Brierley (2013) are provided for every chapter in page 328-3334 of the text book.