Five areas of important technological development are reviewed: remote sensing, dating, geophysical techniques, field and laboratory based analysis and sensing of physical and chemical characteristics, and field and laboratory based analysis of biological properties.
Geologic processes include the uplift of mountain ranges, the growth of volcanoes, isostatic changes in land surface elevation (sometimes in response to surface processes), and the formation of deep sedimentary basins where the surface of the Earth drops and is filled with material eroded from other parts of the landscape.
This includes sidereal, isotopic, radiogenic, and chemical dating methods.
An introduction to dating techniques: a guide for geomorphologists.
: GEO-3-DATNGMETH Students interested in quantitative assessment of the rates of environmental change will find this course useful.
We will examine methods of numerical dating presently employed in geomorphology.