Cramer Hall 69
Instructor: Dr. Andrew G. Fountain,
Description: This class is a seminar style, student-designed class whereby the topics covered are determined by the students. Students will read papers from the scientific journals and present methods and results to the rest of the class. Presumably some of the topics selected will relate to thesis work of some of the students. Student interests will be organized into 2-4 topics of intensive study.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Although no science prerequisites are required, I presume you have a science background in order to take a graduate class in science.
Grading: Based on class presentations and outlines of articles read, participation in class, and attendence.
Outline of Articles, please include (~1 page), in the following order:
1. What is the problem the paper is trying to solve.
2. What is the context? That is, by solving the problem how does it contribute to the science?
Or, how does it move the science forward?
3. What are the important methods applied?
4. List the important conclusions
5. List three questions you would like to ask in class about the paper
Readings and Schedule:
Planetary Geomorphology - Mars
April 17 Melosh 1999: Impact Cratering on Mars Kat PRESENTATION
- read to pg 398, incl Formation...Crater, skim the rest Shana, Ira
Greely et al., 2000: Aeolian Processes on Mars
April 19 Baker, 2001: Water and the Martian Landscape Shana PRESENTATION
Miliken et al, 2010: Stratigraphy of Gale Crater Kat, Phil
Terrestrial Geomorphology - Erosion/Deposition along fluvial pathways
April 24 Moore et al., 2009: Rock Strength and Cliff Erosion Matt L PRESENTATION
Hales and Roering, 2007: Climate Controls on Frost Cracking Chris, Matt P.,
April 26 Montgomery 2002: Glacial and Fluvial Erosion of Mountains Justin O PRESENTATION
Koppes & Montgomery 2009: Glacial and Fluvial Erosion of Mountains Courtney, Lauren.
Egholm et al., 2009: Glacial Effects Limiting Mountain Height.
May 1 Mitchell & Montgomery 2006: Glacial Buzzsaw Lauren PRESENTATION
Moon et al., 2011: Climate Controlled Erosion Matt, Mason
May 3 Sharp, et al., 1999: Bacterial Activity Under Glaciers Gunnar PRESENTATION
Wadhams, et al. 2010: Biological Processes Under Ice Shana, Justin O
May 8 Stock&Dietrich 2006:_ErosionByDebrisFlows Matt P PRESENTATION
Matt L, Charlie
May 10 May and Gresswell2003_Sediment & Wood Headwater Streams Cullen PRESENTATION
Montgomery et al., 2003: Debris Flows, Log Jams, and Poolst a Sara, Courtney.
May 15 Howard, 1998: Long Profile Bedrock Channels Ira PRESENTATION
Montgomery et al., 1996: DistributionBedrock&AlluvialChannels Sara, Cullen
May 17 McLaughry&Gaylord2004_InfillWhiteLakeBasin Phil PRESENTATION
CummingsEtAl2000_StratigraphicEvolutionORIDGraben Esther, Justin H.
May 22 Dorn, 2009:_Alluvial Fan & Climate Change Esther PRESENTATION
Bacon et al., 2010: Alluvial Fans & Climate Change Mason, Phil
May 24 Fisher, 1990: Pyroclastic Surge Mt St Helens Courtney PRESENTATION
Major et al., 2000: Long Term Mt St Helens Sediment Transport Esther, Charlie.
May 29 Davis, et al. 2012: ConstantCosmogenicNuclideConcentrationsSandNile Charlie PRESENTATION
Dunne, et al. 1998: ExchangesOfSedimentAmazon Kat, Matt P.
May 31 PetersonEtAl2007_ORduneSheets Sarah PRESENTATION
CunninghamEtAl2011_StormSurgeDataFromCoastalDunes Cullen, Ira.
May 31 WibergEtAl2001 Sediment Transport - Palos Verdes Shelf Chris PRESENTATION
AshtonEtAl2001 Large-scale Instabilities Shoreline Gunnar, Justin H.
June 5 Lopes&Mix2009_CordilleranPleistoceneMegafloodNortheastPacific Mason PRESENTATION
Lesemann&Brennand, 2009: SubglacialHydrologyCordilleranIceSheet Justin O, Lauren
June 7 ShippEtAl1999_PlestoceneHolocenRetreatWestAntarctica Justin H PRESENTATION
Carter et al., 2009: SubglacialHydrologyAntarctica Chris, Gunnar