Earth Surface Processes Groups of the Schools of Earth and Space Exploration and Geography and Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University

Kelin Whipple Arjun Heimsath Ramón Arrowsmith Mark Schmeeckle Enrique Vivoni

SESE Surface Processes seminar Fall 2014

The Earth Surface Processes Seminar (called "Geomorphology Seminar" in the GLG courses list) runs every term, for one unit credit (repeatable any number of times, and we prefer students do enroll) on a different theme each term. Please note that our off-campus meeting time this term will be from 7:30-9:30pm on Thursdays. This term we have decided a fun topic would be: Fundamentals of Modern Geomorphology (including chemical, biological, and hydrological processes and controls along with all your standard physical erosion and transport processes). The idea is to read and discuss a set of core papers that establish the fundamental background and paradigms of geomorphology in the 21st century. Some will be "classics", but some will be relatively recent--whichever ones best lay the foundation for current studies.

In a typical session we discuss a single research paper or two short ones. One or a pair of students have the charge to lead the discussion each session. Guiding a discussion, pointing out interesting angles to discuss and keeping the discussion on track are the main tasks. Usually this involves leading the group through the paper, but with an aim to highlighting discussion points rather than a report/summary of all points. Sometimes digging up essential background material from previous papers is essential to either understanding of the paper, or for drawing out key discussion points. Determining whether such ancillary material is needed is up to the student leaders.As we move forward we want to get into full discussion and debate mode -- everyone should make a point of saying at least a couple things in each meeting: a question, answer, comment, observation, whatever. We want all voices engaged in the conversation!

We're looking forward to a vibrant set of discussions this semester! Encouragement from Arjun and Ramón.

Date and locationDiscussion Leader(s)Reading/topic
Thursday, September 11; at Kelin's house:
235 E Dawn Drive Tempe
Dominique and Mary

Dietrich, W. E., Bellugi, D. G., Sklar, L. S., Stock, J. D., Heimsath, A. M., & Roering, J. J. (2003). Geomorphic transport laws for predicting landscape form and dynamics. Prediction in geomorphology, 103-132.

Thursday, September 18; at Arjun's house:
3223 E Mitchell Dr Phoenix

Kirkby, M. (1971). Hillslope process-response models based on the continuity equation.

Thursday, September 25; n/a

Seminar Canceled

Thursday, October 2; at Barrett n Andy's:
221 E. Palmcroft Drive in Tempe
Nari and Barrett

McKean, James A., et al. "Quantification of soil production and downslope creep rates from cosmogenic 10Be accumulations on a hillslope profile." Geology 21.4 (1993): 343-346.

Supplemental Material:

Monaghan, Marc C., et al. "10Be chronometry of bedrock-to-soil conversion rates." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 111.2 (1992): 483-492.

Thursday, October 9; at Andy & Nari's house:
1222 W Baseline Rd #158, Tempe
Andy and Emily

Roering, Joshua J., James W. Kirchner, and William E. Dietrich. "Evidence for nonlinear, diffusive sediment transport on hillslopes and implications for landscape morphology." Water Resources Research 35.3 (1999): 853-870.

Supplemental Material:

Thursday, October 16; n/a

Seminar Canceled

Thursday, October 23; at at Andy & Nari's house:
1222 W Baseline Rd #158, Tempe
Marina and Yinlue

Montgomery, David R., and William E. Dietrich. "Where do channels begin?." Nature 336.6196 (1988): 232-234.

Montgomery, David R., and William E. Dietrich. "Source areas, drainage density, and channel initiation." Water Resources Research 25.8 (1989): 1907-1918.

Thursday, October 30; at Kelin's house:
235 E Dawn Drive Tempe
Kate and Marina

Langbein, Walter B., and S. A. Schumm. "Yield of sediment in relation to mean annual precipitation." Transactions, American Geophysical Union 39 (1958): 1076-1084.

Thursday, November 6; at Kelin's house:
235 E Dawn Drive Tempe
Mary and Alex

Ahnert, Frank. "Functional relationships between denudation, relief, and uplift in large, mid-latitude drainage basins." American Journal of Science 268.3 (1970): 243-263.

Thursday, November 12; at Alex's place:
1534 E. Windjammer Way, Tempe
Dom and Gayatri

Dadson, Simon J., et al. "Links between erosion, runoff variability and seismicity in the Taiwan orogen." Nature 426.6967 (2003): 648-651.
Dadson et al., 2003 supplemental information

Thursday, November 19; at Barrett n Andy's:
221 E. Palmcroft Drive in Tempe
Barrett n Emily

Niemi, Nathan A., et al. "Effects of bedrock landslides on cosmogenically determined erosion rates." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 237.3 (2005): 480-498.

GLG 591 Geomorphology Seminar Fall 2014 - Course #82786

Past seminars
Spring 2014 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2013 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2013 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2012 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2012 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2011 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2011 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2010 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2010 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2009 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2009 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Fall 2008 SESE Geomorphology Seminar
Spring 2008 SESE Geomorphology Seminar

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