Tectonic Geomorphology

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Doel vak

After having attended this course, the student should have gained
knowledge and understanding about
- The interplay of (physical) mechanisms responsible for landscape
- The relative importance and the mutual interaction between these
- The methods to put constraints on these processes from geological
data, and the strength and limitations of these methods
as well as the skills to
- Read and critically assess significant literature about these subjects
- Actively participate in (oral) discussions about these subjects
- Judge research methods applied on this subject critically on their
merits and weak points
- Compare and/or combine the results of different studies.

The course is mainly focused on using, integrating and reflecting on the
knowledge obtained.

Inhoud vak

This course deals with short-term and long-term landscape evolution.
It covers the linked processes of tectonics, weathering,
erosional systems (fluvial, glacial, marine) and climate changes,
including ‘real-world’ examples on the SE Netherlands, the Ardennes,
and western Scandinavia, as well as the methods to constrain
these processes (e.g. provenance studies and thermochronology).
Lecturers from a variety of disciplines will teach the student how to
view these topics from various backgrounds.


Lectures, exercises, literature study. A selected set of papers will be
used for a 'PhD- defense'-role play. In addition, numerical modelling of
topography development will be carried out by the students.
Contact-hours: 45 (including the Exam)


Exam (45%), essay (20%), computer-practicum report (10%) PhD-

Vereiste voorkennis

Bachelor Earth Sciences or Earth & Economics


• Book (recommended):
Tectonic Geomorphology, D.W. Burbank and R.S. Anderson, 2nd edition,
2011. John Wiley & Sons, 320 pp.

Additional papers, which will be made available via Canvas


Masterstudents Earth Sciences Geology & Geochemistry, Masterstudents
Earth & Climate,

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_450146
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. J.R. Wijbrans
Examinator prof. dr. J.R. Wijbrans
Docenten dr. M. ter Voorde
prof. dr. J.R. Wijbrans

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