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12.163 / 12.463 Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution, Fall 2004

Field measurement.
Field measurement. (Image courtesy of Benjamin Crosby.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of lecture notes and labs.

Course Description

The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes, and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth's surface.

Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site.



Prof. Kelin Whipple

Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor:
Ben Crosby

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate


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