Introduction to Land Development and Weathering
Free online course on land development and weathering, as well as the effect of weathering on land developmentPublisher: NPTEL
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This free online course on land development and weathering will begin by introducing you to the concept of geomorphology, as well as the theory of uniformitarianism as it relates to geomorphology. You will learn about the historical development of landform processes, as well as the different classifications of landform processes. You will then learn about the different structures of rocks along with how they are formed.
This course will also introduce you to how energy flows in a geomorphic system. Then, this course will teach you about the Davis geomorphic cycle and how it can be applied in landform development. Furthermore, this course will teach you about the different processes involved in geomorphology as well as how to measure geomorphic processes. You will also learn about the hardware model along with its application in geomorphology.
Finally, this course will introduce you to the concept of weathering, as well as the different types of weathering. This course is helpful for learning about the difference between chemical and biological weathering on the one hand, as well as mechanical and physical weathering on the other hand. Begin this course and improve your knowledge about the effects of weathering on land development.Start Course Now
Introduction to Geomorphology and Landform Development
Introduction to Geomorphology and Landform Development - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Geomorphology
Process of Landform Development
Energy Flow in Geomorphic Systems
Models of Process Geomorphology
Introduction to Geomorphology and Landform Development - Lesson Summary
Weathering and Soil Formation
Weathering and Soil Formation - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Weathering and Soil Formation
Effects of Weathering
Types of Weathering
Mechanical and Chemical Weathering
Chemical and Biological Weathering
Weathering of Silicate Rocks and Weathering Products
Factors of Weathering
Weathering and Soil Formation - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Define the concept of geomorphology and the concept of time scale in a geomorphic system.
- Discuss the theory of uniformitarianism.
- Explain the process and types of forces in landform development.
- Explain energy flow in a geomorphic system.
- Differentiate between the role of uniformitarianism and catastrophism.
- Discuss the concept of the geomorphic process and models.
- Discuss the concept and effects of weathering.
- Discuss the changes to the earth's surface.
- Explain the mechanical, chemical, and biological types of weathering.
- Differentiate between the various types of weathering.
- Explain the weathering of silicate materials.
- Discuss the factors affecting weathering and the products of weathering.
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