Physical Geography Disciplines of Meteorology, Climatology, Biology, And Geology
Need help with Power point (Physical Geography)
For your PowerPoint presentation at the end of the semester, you must perform research on any topic of your choice as long as it relates to Physical Geography. Every student topic is individual and unique, meaning no two students can choose the same topic. Recall that Physical Geography encompasses disciplines of meteorology, climatology, biology, and geology. Areas of study that may help you decide on a topic include: extreme weather events, climate change impact on a region, plants and animals, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. No student can choose topics occurring in the United States or the following topics that are covered in the notes: the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
My Topic: Why does Indonesian Volcano Erupts Electric-Blue Lava?
GEO – Discussion – Week 4
There are many properties used to identify rocks. Choose a rock and describe how it exhibits one of those properties. You cannot choose one from this week’s lab, nor can you choose one that has already been described. You can choose a property that has already been discussed for a different rock. Now review the responses of at least two other classmates and compare your rock selection with theirs.
GEO Week 5 discussion
Choose one of the world’s rivers. Using an online source, find and list its latitude and longitude, length, discharge, its point of origin (source), the elevation of its origin (source), where its mouth is located and the elevation of the mouth. Determine the change in elevation and the gradient. Review the rivers selected by two of your classmates and discuss the key features identified.
Note: This week’s Assignment instructions will tell you how to make those calculations.
GEO Assignment – Week 5
Open the Greeley, CO, topographic map. GEO101_Lab5_Module5_Map.pdf This is the “topo” map that includes Fort Collins. This is a large file, so you will have to zoom in to see things on the map. Keep in mind that when you zoom in and out, you change the scale, and you must scroll down to see the bar scale when you change the view. Answer the following questions:
Determine the distances between these places:
Fossil Creek Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Loveland) and Windsor Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Greeley)?
The Greeley airport to Riverside Reservoir, east of Greeley?
Hagues Peak (in the Mummy Range) due south to Longs Peak (south of the Rocky Mountain National Park label) in the western part of the map?
What is the elevation of the following:
Downtown Fort Collins?
Coffintop Mountain in the southwestern corner, north of Boulder and west of Longmont?
The unnamed ranch to the left of the ‘U’ in Laramie Mountains in the northwest corner?
What is the change in elevation between Longs Peak and Lake Granby to the southwest?
What is the gradient (slope) between Longs Peak and Longmont airport in feet/mile? Make sure that you finish the math so that your units are in feet/1 mile.
What is the longitude and latitude of these features:
The USGS Testing Station in the southeast corner?
Greasewood Flats east of Greeley and Eaton?
Mount Dickinson north of Lake Estes and Estes Park on the western side of the map?
What would you find at the following latitudes and longitudes:
List the Range and township for the following locations.
What ranch is found in R64W, T3N?
Let’s say that you were atop Mount Audubon to the west of Boulder and Longmont. You want to get to Sawtooth Mountain, which is due north of Audubon. Why would you want to head to the northeast instead of due north directly toward Sawtooth?