ASTRO 3150

ASTRO 3150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course is focused on a subset of the processes that can modify a planetary surface, with an emphasis on exogenic (erosional/depositional) processes.   

When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: calculus, calculus-based physics, and at least one course in earth sciences, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to derive the fundamental equations that govern how various processes shape a planetary surface, and then apply that knowledge to real landscapes, both on Earth and across the solar system.
  • Students will be able to understand the processes that shape planetary surfaces well enough to determine the dominant surface process that shapes a surface, either in the field or with remote sensing data.
  • Students will be able to discuss how a given surface feature may evolve (across multiple scales) and understand the fundamental questions that remain to be addressed.
  • Students will be able to analyze thoroughly, and rigorously, models proposed in the scientific literature.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: EAS 3150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18315ASTRO 3150  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Birch, S

      Hayes, A

  • Prerequisite: calculus, calculus-based physics, and at least one course in Earth Sciences, or permission of instructor.