Fundamentals of Soil Formation and Hill Slope Evolution
Free online course on the fundamentals of soil formation and hill slope evolution as it relates to geomorphology
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This free online course on the fundamentals of soil formation and hillslope evolution will begin by introducing you to the processes involved in soil formation. You will learn about the principles of soil formation along with its application. You will also learn about the key factors to consider for soil formation as well as the different classifications of the soil.
This course will then introduce you to the concept of mass wasting and the fundamentals of mass wasting as well as the classification of mass wasting. Then, you will learn about the effects of liquid limit, plastic limit, along with downslope movement in mass wasting. Furthermore, this course will teach you about the difference between slumps and slides in mass wasting.
Finally, this course will introduce you to how hillslope evolved as well as the concept of parallel retreat in hillslope evolution. This course will equip you with the requisite information about the slope segment as well as the processes involved in the formation of arid zone geomorphology. Improve your knowledge about landforms in dry regions with this free course.Start Course Now
Soil Formation and Mass Wasting
Soil Formation and Mass Wasting - Learning Outcomes
Soil Formation Processes
Classification of Mass Wasting
Types of Mass Wastes
Soil Formation and Mass Wasting - Lesson Summary
Hill Slope and Pediment Evolution
Hill Slope and Pediment Evolution - Learning Outcomes
Hill Slope Evolution
Hill Slope Direction
Arid Zone Geomorphology
Landforms in Dry Region
Hill Slope and Pediment Evolution - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the concept of soil formation.
- Identify the processes of soil formation.
- Explain the key factors of soil formation.
- Discuss the various classification of soil.
- Define mass wasting and the role water plays in mass wasting,
- Discuss the classification and types of mass wasting.
- Discuss the evolution of the hill slope.
- Discuss the mode and rate of slope retreat.
- Discuss the direction of a hill slope.
- Explain the concept of the arid zone geomorphology.
- Discuss landforms in dry regions.
- Identify the global distributions and characteristics of pediments.
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