Geomorphology heads to the Sierras for Earth Day

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Geomorphology heads to the Sierras for Earth Day

Tera Trujillo

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CSUN geography students took a three day trip up to the Sierra Mountains to study its geomorphic history.

Geomorphology is defined as the study of the physical features of the earth and how these landforms have come to be and continue to evolve.

The class studied wind features, stream geometry, pebble size in a fluvial location and in a beached ridge location. The class also saw the difference between the doings of lava fields and glacial features from the past and how they have shaped the landscape of today.

“This trip was important because we got to learn how landforms are constantly changing,” said geography major, Armando Cuevas. “And those changes are reflective of the effects of climate change itself.”