Near Surface Geology
Processes of near-surface geologic environments of the Earth (potential areas of focus may include rivers, hillslopes, coastal environments, deltas, glaciers, periglacial environments, etc.). Human impacts on surficial environments. Hydrologic and sediment transport processes in rivers and watersheds. Morphology and evolution of rivers and watersheds. Depositional processes and evolution of floodplains. Principles of groundwater flow in varied geologic media. Factors predisposing slope instability. Landslides classifications. Methods for landslides study and monitoring.