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Introduction to Land Development and Weathering

Free online course on land development and weathering, as well as the effect of weathering on land development

Geography
Free Course
This free online course on landform development and weathering provides comprehensive information on the role of weathering in land development. Learn about the theory of uniformitarianism as it relates to geomorphology as well as the historical development of landform processes. Learn also how energy flows on a geomorphic system along. Begin this course today and enhance your knowledge of weathering and rock formation in geomorphology.
  • 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 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

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