University of Calgary

GLGY 353 - Surficial Systems - Winter 2023

Overview of the geomorphologic and hydrologic processes that operate on and just beneath the Earth's surface. Includes hydrology (precipitation, evaporation, soil water, ground water, and their interaction in watersheds), surface processes (erosion, weathering, rivers, glaciers, Quaternary geology, landforms); engineering properties of surface materials; applications (including aggregates and water as resources, geotechnical issues, water quality, etc.).
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 202; and Chemistry 203 or 213; and Physics 223; and Physics 211 or 221; and Mathematics 267 or 277.


  • Credit for Geology 353 and 373 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2024.
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