The Applied Fluvial Geomorphology course combines lecture and field applications to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior and the general principles of fluvial geomorphology. Applications of these principles are presented using a stream classification system. Specific topics include:
Field sessions include a field exercise where students will classify a stream; students will also travel to a streamgage station for the purposes of calibrating bankfull discharge, developing regional curves, and validating hydraulic relationships. The class will also observe a range of problems impacting stream systems and a variety of river restoration and enhancement projects. This basic river morphology course has been offered since 1986 and utilizes the Applied Fluvial Geomorphology book (Rosgen, 1996).