Coastlines and river catchments undergo processes of change, bringing complex management issues. Focus is on sedimentary environments of hill slopes, river channels, beaches and estuaries, including natural hazards such as flooding, landslides and coastal erosion. Vulnerability of different types of coastlines to sea-level rise is explored, using international case studies where serious problems are already occurring. Methods for rehabilitation of slope, river channel and coastal degradation and erosion are incorporated. Training is provided in field and laboratory techniques by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society.
|Unit name||Rivers and Coasts|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Assess changes in geomorphology, in relation to slope processes, river catchments, and the range of different coastal settings
Apply methods of rehabilitation for slope, river and coastal erosion
Assess the vulnerability of sedimentary landscapes to flooding, land instability, and sea level change
Identify the methodologies by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society
25 Credit Points in Intermediate level units
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 3 fieldwork days and 3 x 3-hr practicals
AT1 - 2-hr exam (50%)
AT2 - 1500 word Field trip report on the Landslide fieldtrip (10%)
AT3 - 1500 word Field trip report (30%)
AT4 - 500 word Field trip report (10%)
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