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This exercise begins with a field trip to the San Gabriel Mountain foothills near our campus. Students are given a set of topographic maps and asked to follow our progress as we hike into a small drainage basin in the Claremont Wilderness Park. Through interactive discussion, we explore regional landscape and the geomorphic form, function, and processes of a drainage basin system. Students are expected to complete their assignment on drainage basin analysis during the following week, working from the maps provided. Students are asked to identify the basic landscape units in the San Gabriel Mountain foothill region, delineate a set of drainage basins, and analyze the geomorphic characteristics of these basins using longitudinal profiles and morphometric indices. From this information, they are expected to draw basic conclusions about the geomorphic processes affecting this landscape system, and its relative state of equilibrium. Designed for a geomorphology course

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,Tectonic Geomorphology,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Fluvial,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195951453T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Tectonics,Hillslopes,Geoscience,GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques,Landscape Evolution

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    English

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