Stream piracy in the Black Hills: A geomorphology lab exercise

Journal of Geoscience Education
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The Black Hills of South Dakota exhibits many fine examples of stream piracy that are very suitable for teaching geomorphology lab exercises. This lab goes beyond standard topographic map interpretation by using geologic maps, well logs, gravel provenance and other types of data to teach students about stream piracy. Using a step-by-step method in which the lab exercises ramp up in difficulty, students hone their skills in deductive reasoning and data assimilation. The first exercises deal with the identification of stream piracy at a variety of spatial scales and the lab culminates with an exercise on landscape evolution and drainage rearrangement.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Stream piracy in the Black Hills: A geomorphology lab exercise
Series title Journal of Geoscience Education
DOI 10.5408/1089-9995-50.4.380
Volume 50
Issue 4
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 380
Last page 388
Country United States
State South Dakota
Other Geospatial Black Hills
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