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Introduction to Aeolian Processes and Dunes Formation

Free online course on aeolian processes and sand landforms in geomorphology, as well as the formation of dunes,

Geography
Free Course
This free online course on aeolian processes and dunes formation provides a comprehensive knowledge of the importance of aeolian processes in geomorphology. Learn how dunes are formed as well as the different classification of dunes in geomorphology. Learn also about the product of wind abrasion along with the relationship between the aeolian process and the wind. Begin this course today to increase your knowledge of how dunes are formed.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on aeolian processes and dunes formation in geomorphology will begin by introducing you to the importance of the aeolian processes in weathering formation as well as the relationship aeolian processes have with the wind. You will learn about the dynamics of aeolian transport along with the deposition. You will find out about the geomorphic significance of the aeolian processes.

This course will also introduce you to the different mechanisms of erosion. Then, this course will teach you about the product of wind abrasion and its action, as well as the particles that form the most peculiar mushroom-shaped pedestal. Furthermore, this course will introduce you to the effects wind has on sand landform development, as well as how sand ripples are created on the other hand. 

Finally, this course will introduce you to the formation and the different classifications of dunes in geomorphology. This course will help you to learn about the sand seas, as well as the roles of shoreline platform in dunes formation. The course will also aid your learning about tectonic geomorphology. Begin this course to learn about the composition of the aeolian process of geomorphology.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Define the aeolian process in geomorphology.
  • Explain the dynamics of aeolian transport and deposition.
  • Discuss the geomorphic significance of the aeolian process.
  • Explain landforms in horizontal bedding.
  • Discuss the effects of wind on the sand landform.
  • Explain the formation of sand seas and ergs.
  • Explain the classification of dunes.
  • Differentiate between shorelines and shore zone.
  • Explain the concept of tectonic geomorphology.

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