PřF:Z0051 Geomorphology - Course Information
Z0051 GeomorphologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
- doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Máčka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Máčka, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Máčka, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
- KREDITY_MIN ( 40 )
Basic knowledge of geomorphology from the course Z0026 Physical geography is assumed.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The aim of the lecture is:
a) outline the fundamental concepts, theories and paradigms of geomorphology;
b) explain the functioning of geomorphic processes (exogenic, endogenic);
c) give an overview of the various groups of landforms, their apppearance and genesis;
d) introduce the fundamental methods of geomorphological research.
The course is devoted to the general problematics of subaerial geomorphology of continents.
- Learning outcomes
- Students gain following skills in the course:
- recognise the various landforms in the landscape and explain their genesis,
- explain the functioning of general as well as specific geomorphological processes (exogenic, endogenic),
- assess the potential impact of geomorphic processes on the human society.
- 1. Introduction to geomorphology
- 2. Large scale tectonic landforms (tectonic landscapes)
- 3. Small scale tectonic landforms
- 4. Weathering landforms
- 5. Hillslopes
- 6. Fluvial landforms
- 7. Periglacial landforms
- 8. Glacial landforms
- 9. Dating of landforms
- 10. Interaction of endogenic and exogenic processes
- 11. Long term landscape development
- 12. Quaternary landscape development
- required literature
- HUGGETT, Richard John. Fundamentals of geomorphology. London: Routledge, 2003. 386 s. : i. ISBN 0-415-24146-4. info
- recommended literature
- BIERMAN, Paul R. and David R. MONTGOMERY. Key concepts in geomorphology. Second edition. Austin: Macmillan Learning, 2014. xiii, 526. ISBN 9781319059804. info
- SUMMERFIELD, M. A. Global geomorphology : an introduction to the study of landforms. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 1991. xiv, 537. ISBN 0582301564. info
- DEMEK, Jaromír. Obecná geomorfologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1988. 476 s. : i. info
- RUBÍN, Josef and Břetislav BALATKA. Atlas skalních a půdních tvarů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1986. 385 s. info
- not specified
- Encyclopedia of geomorphology. Edited by Andrew Goudie. London: Routledge, 2004. xxx, 578. ISBN 0415327377. info
- Teaching methods
- Field trip to localities of tors and cryoplanation terraces - geomorphological mapping, geodetic surveying, Schmidt hammer measurements, sedimentological analysis of coarse grained slope sediments.
- Assessment methods
- The final grade is a product of three semestral written tests, oral exam and as the case may be of other activity (extra points are assigned for presentation of scientific paper to other students).
Presumptions for granting the credit:
- submitting report from team field work and data processing
- passing tests and exam
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses