Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Geog 420 Field Methods in Physical Geography

Introduces students to field methods in physical geography. The goal is to familiarize the student with field techniques including research and sampling design, field measurements and mapping, data analysis and report writing and the use of field equipment. Field and lab exercises will focus on the examination of natural patterns and processes and those resulting from human activity. Techniques involving vegetation sampling, soil description, microclimatic conditions, and geomorphologic processes will be covered. Expected preparation: eight hours of upper division physical geography or graduate standing.


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