Dynamic Physical Worlds: Earth, Water and Ice

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20

Module code

GE22002

GE22002 - Dynamic Physical Worlds: Earth, Ice and Water

Semester 2, 20 credits

This module introduces key concepts in two key sub-fields of Physical Geography, namely Geomorphology and Hydrology in the context of the Scottish landscape. The complexity of the Earth’s physical landscapes is explored by studying how surface processes shape the land surface. Diverse landscapes and how they evolve under changing climates and human impacts are explained, with reference to the Scottish landscape.  The hydrological cycle is explored alongside water quality and water resources issues, linking theoretical principles to resource management concerns in a Scottish local case study.