Prof. John Southard
A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment.
Southard, John. 12.090 Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-090-special-topics-in-earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences-the-environment-of-the-earths-surface-spring-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA