Introduction to Physical Geography

Fundamental processes and interrelationships between the atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere using a systems science approach. Topics will include landforms and landscapes, geodesy, Earth surface materials, soils, biogeography, weather and climate, hydrology, water resources, and glacial processes. Approximately one lecture every ~two weeks will be dedicated to reviewing some of the technology we use to observe and measure aspects of the environment around us. Guest speakers will give talks on their research as it relates to lecture topics.