Geomorphology Groups of the Schools of Earth and Space Exploration and Geography at Arizona State University

Kelin Whipple Arjun Heimsath Ramón Arrowsmith Mark Schmeeckle

Geomorphology classes, Fall 2008

GLG362/598 Geomorphology

Geomorphology seminar Fall 2008

We will read, discuss, and dissect published papers.
Encouragement from Arjun and Ramon.
This term's' theme will be "Classic, Seminal" papers in Geomorphology. Not just old papers, not just good, old papers -- but ones that are still relevant and thought-provoking today, and ones that in some key way allow us to trace how the science of geomorphology has advanced. Arjun, Mark, Ramon and Kelin welcome any and all input and suggestions on papers that we should read and discuss that fit this mold.

GLG 591 Geomorphology Seminar - #88759
Date and locationDiscussion Leader(s)Reading/topic
Tuesday, September 2, 7-9 pm
Ramón Arrowsmith house: 140 E Del Rio Tempe
Roman DiBiase and Matt Rossi
Gilbert, 1877, Chapter V. Land Scupture, Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains, US Geological Survey
Gilbert, 1909, The Convexity of Hilltops: Journal of Geology, v. 17, p. 344-350. (For Reference)
Gilbert, 1877, Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains, US Geological Survey (For Reference)
Tuesday, September 16, 7-9 pm
Ramón Arrowsmith house: 140 E Del Rio Tempe
Matt Jungers and Wendy Bohon
W. M. Davis, 1899, The Geographical Cycle, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 14, No. 5 (Nov., 1899), pp. 481-504
W. M. Davis, Geographical Essays, 1909. (For Reference)
Tuesday, September 23, 7-9 pm
Ramón Arrowsmith house: 140 E Del Rio Tempe
Jeanne Dixon and Erin DiMaggio
W. Penck, 1953, Morphological analysis of landforms (Preface, Chapter 1--Introduction, and Chapter 6--Development of slopes); now correctly has p. 10 and 11.
Penck, p. 10 and 11-originally missing from scan
Isaiah Bowman, 1926, The Analysis of Land Forms: Walther Penck on the Topographic Cycle, Geographical Review, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1926), pp. 122-132, American Geographical Society. Stable URL: (For reference)
Tuesday, September 30, 7-9 pm
Ramón Arrowsmith house: 140 E Del Rio Tempe
David Haddad and Danny Foley King, L.C., 1957, The uniformitarian nature of hillslopes: Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, v. 17, p. 81-102.
Tuesday, October 7, 7-9 pm
House of Kelin Whipple
Roman DiBiase and Matt Rossi Mackin, J. H., 1948, The Concept of the Graded River: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 59, p. 463-512.
Tuesday, October 21, 7-9 pm
House of Kelin Whipple
Wendy Bohon and Matt JungersHack, 1975. J.T. Hack, Dynamic equilibrium and landscape evolution. In: W.C. Melhorn and R.C. Flemal, Editors, Theories of Landform Development, George, Allen and Unwin, London (1975), pp. 87102.
Tuesday, October 28, 7-9 pm
House of Erin DiMaggio
Erin DiMaggio and Jeanne Dixon
Kirkby, K., 1971, Hillslope process-response models based on the continuity equation. In, D. Brunsden (ed.), Slopes: form and process, Inst. Br. Geog., Spec. Pub., No. 3, p. 15-30.
Tuesday, November 11, 7-9 pm
House of Roman DiBiase
Roman DiBiase and Matt RossiLangbein and Schumm, 1958, Yield of sediment in relation to mean annual precipitation. Transactions, American Geophysical Union, V. 39, no. 6, p. 1076-1084.
Schumm, 1963, The disparity between present rates of denudation and orogeny. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 454-H, 17 p.
Tuesday, November 18, 7-9 pm
David Haddad and Danny FoleyAhnert 1970, Functional relationships between denudation, relief, and uplift in large mid latitude drainage basins. American Journal of Science, V. 268, p. 243-263.
Tuesday, December 2, 7-9 pm
House of Kelin Whipple
Matt Jungers and Wendy BohonWolman, M.G., and Miller, J.P., 1960, Magnitude and frequency of forces in geomorphic processes: Journal of Geology, v. 68, p. 5474.

Spring 2008 SESE Geomorphology Seminar

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