GEOG 486-Applied Geomorphology


The course will treat areas such as a definition of applied geomorphology, drainage basin morphometry, the calculation of stream frequency, circuity ratio, elongation ratio, basin relief, ruggedness number, bifurcation ratio, drainage density, graded river, environment and development, dynamics of beach erosion and deposition, wetland management, deep weathering and development issues in hot, humid areas: fadama cultivation in savanna, sahel and desert areas.  Atterberg limits and the behaviour of clay minerals, particle shape and its application to coastal engineering and field studies.