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  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.09 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Southard 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.090 Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface



    Spring 2007




    Course Highlights




    12.090 Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface



    Spring 2007


    A meandering river system.
    The elements of a meandering river system. (Image by MIT OCW.)


    Course Description


    A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment.
     

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