GELb 412: Techniques in Physical Geography

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GELb 412Techniques in Physical GeographyDr. M. Shahidul Islam; Dr. Md. Serajul Islam242 & 209 (Physical Geography Lab)8:00 - 8:50 A.M. (Sunday)

1 Laboratory techniques in physical geography: Introduction, types, measurements, Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis, Applications

2: Study of Fluvial Process: Morphometric Analysis, Discharge and Flood Frequency Analysis; Analysis of Long Profile and Cross-section Geometry

3 Study of Meteorological Process: Rainfall and Temperature trend study

4. Study of Rocks and Minerals: Principle, Type, Identification, properties

5. Study of Physical Properties of Soil: Colour, Soil Humidity, Bulk-density, Porosity and Voids ratio, Soil Texture, Grain Shape. Heavy Minerals, Mica,

6. Particle Size Analysis: Sieve Method, Hydrometer Method, Pipette Method with merits and demerits

7. Study of Macrofossil and Microfossils: Fossil Woods; Pollen Analysis; Diatom Analysis; Foraminifera Analysis:


  • Gouide A (1990) Techniques in Physical Geography, Routledge, London
  • Braiser, MD. (1979) Micofossil, Chapman and Hall, London
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