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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)
- 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.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: ASTRO 3150
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFSpace Sciences Building 301
Prerequisite: calculus, calculus-based physics, and at least one course in Earth Sciences, or permission of instructor.
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