Learning Landscapes


Areas of Learning


Learning Landscapes is a tool for learning the fundamentals of Geomorphology, the study of Earth's surface. Here you'll find a collection of richly illustrated units, each of which focuses on a specific topic. Every unit contains a series of modules to help you understand how different parts of the landscapes behave and change over time.
Rivers — Understand rivers and you'll understand a major force shaping planet Earth. This unit considers why rivers are important, how they are described, the movement of water and sediment, river interactions with plants, animals and the solid Earth, and how rivers, and the landscapes around, them change over time. In testing.
Hillslopes — Hillslopes are the surface of our planet. This unit considers the role slopes play in landscapes, how slope processes are described, the way that mass and water move down slope, how slopes interact with rivers, people and plants, and how slopes change over time. In development.
Images — Images preserve vanished landscapes. This unit considers the importance of imagery as a tool, the types of imagery available to those studying landscapes, and how to decode images from a geologic and historic perspective. In development.


UVM Landscape Change Program Perkins Museum of Geology, UVM University of Vermont National Science Foundation