Fluvial Geomorphology

Spring 2021 Syllabus

WATS 5150 - Spring 2021 Syllabus

Schedule

Spring 2021 WATS 5150/6150

Fluvial Geomorphology - 12014 - WATS 5150 - 001

Class Time Days Where Dates Instructors
Discussion, Workshop and/or Field Trips 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Monday Mainly Zoom Jan 19 - Apr 27, 2021 Joseph Michael Wheaton
Lecutre /Discussion 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesday Zoom Jan 19 - Apr 27, 2021 Joseph Michael Wheaton

We will use the same recurring Zoom Meeting Link:

Zoom Meeting Link
Mondays & Wednesdays

Course Schedule / Outline

See Spring 2021 Canvas
For Latest Schedule

Rough Plan:

Week M/W Date Module Topic Book Chapter
1 Mon MLK Holiday Monday 1/18 ; Classes Begin 1/19      
1 Wed 1/21/21 1 Geomorphic Analysis - Reading the Landscape Chapter 1: Geomorphic analysis of river systems: an approach to reading the landscape
2 Mon 1/25/2021 2 Key Concepts in Fluvial Geomorphology Chapter 2: Key concepts in river geomorphology
2 Wed 1/27/21 3 Catchment-Scale Controls on River Geomorphology Chapter 3: Catchment-scale controls on river geomorphology
3 Mon 2/1/2021 4 Catchment Hydrology Chapter 4: Catchment hydrology
3 Wed 2/3/21 5 Hydraulics Chapter 5: Impelling and resisting forces in river systems
4 Mon 2/9/21 6 Fluvial Geomorphic Processes Chapter 6: Sediment movement and deposition in river systems
4 Wed 2/11/21 6 Fluvial Geomorphic Processes Chapter 6: Sediment movement and deposition in river systems
5 Mon Presidents Day Monday 2/15; No Class      
5 Wed 2/17/21 7 Channel Geometry Chapter 7: Channel geometry
6 Mon 2/22/2021 8 Instream Forms Chapter 8: Instream geomorphic units
6 Wed 2/24/21 8 Instream Forms Chapter 8
7 Mon 3/1/2021 9 Floodplain Forms & Processes Chapter 9: Floodplain forms and processes
7 Wed 3/3/21 9 Floodplain Forms & Processes Chapter 9
8 Mon 3/8/21 10 River Diversity Chapter 10: River diversity
8 Wed 3/10/21 10 River Diversity Chapter 10
9 Mon 3/15/21 11 River Behavior Chapter 11: River behaviour
9 Wed 3/17/21 11 River Behavior Chapter 11
10 Mon 3/22/21 12 River Evolution Chapter 12: River evolution
10 Wed 3/24/21 12 River Evolution Chapter 12
11 Mon 3/29/21 13 Human Impacts on River Systems Chapter 13: Human impacts on river systems
11 Wed 3/31/21 13 Human Impacts on River Systems Chapter 13
12 Mon 4/5/21 14 Sediment Flux at Catchment Scale Chapter 14: Sediment flux at the catchment scale: source-to-sink relationships
12 Wed 4/7/21 14 Sediment Flux at Catchment Scale Chapter 14
13 Mon 4/12/21 15 Applications of Fluvial Geomorphology Chapter 15: The usefulness of river geomorphology: reading the landscape in practice
13 Wed 4/14/21 15 Applications of Fluvial Geomorphology Chapter 15
14 Mon 4/19/21   Slop  
14 Wed 4/21/21 16 Review  
15 Mon 4/26/21 17 Projects Last Day of Class 4/27/21


Instructor

Joseph Wheaton1,2

Associate Professor of Riverscapes
Instructor
Office Hour: Wednesday, 12:00 to 13:00 - Zoom Drop-In or By Appointment
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To get in touch with instructor(s), please use Canvas for communication. Please use Office Hours (Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 via Zoom


Course Resources

Slides & Handouts

Spring 2021 Canvas
WATS 6900 - Intro to LTPBR Course Assignments
Modules
Slides , Recorded Lectures and Exercises

Course Textbook

Mandatory Text - A hard copy of the required text book is strongly suggested. You can view the text digitally through the library’s Ebook Central.

Fyirs & Brierley (2013)

Fryirs KA, Brierley GA. 2013. Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the Landscape, First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.: Chichester, U.K.

To view through the library by Chapter:

See also the Student Companion website for the book.

Brierley & Fryirs (2005) - Optional

This is the so-called “River-Styles” text book and is a helpful follow up reference (not required)