CLIMATE CHANGE AND LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION
Credit points: 15
This subject covers the causes and effects of climate changes, particularly during the Quaternary (last 2 million years), and discusses the impacts of these changes on the evolution of the Earth's landscape and on the people inhabiting it. Fundamental questions are discussed, including concepts of deposition and erosion in the landscape and the stratigraphic record, the onset of aridity in Australia, and the impact of people and tectonism (earth movement) on the landscape. In addition, the soils and regolith (weathered material) on the Earth's surface are described, along with the chemical and physical processes responsible for their formation, including the relation to climate history.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Incompatible subjects GEO2EGL, GEO3EGL, ENV3EGL
Special conditions This subject is co-taught with ENV3EGL, but uses lower order marking criteria than in ENV3EGL.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Climate change||Recommended||Burroughs, W.J.||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001|
|Readings||Global geomorphology||Recommended||Summerfield, M. A.||LONGMAN 1991.|
|Readings||Quaternary environments||Recommended||Williams, M. A. J.||EDWARD ARNOLD 1993.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
One 1.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
|3-hour end-of-semester examination||50|
|Excursion report (500 words)||10|
|Laboratory/practical exercises (x10, total equiv to 1500 words)||40|