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podcastI am developing a set of podcasts for introductory physical geography. These are mostly aimed at procedures used in an introductory physical geography lab courses. They are free to download and use.

Podcasts currently available:

  • Calculating Noon Sun Angle
  • Map Scale
  • Topographic Profiles

View them at my site or download free from the iTunes store

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I’m often asked for help in calculating soil moisture storage. Examine the soil moisture budget for Vancouver, Washington below while listening to the audio file.

Listen to the explanation by clicking on the player button below.

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Need some help with a difficult concept from lab like adiabatic lapse rates or constructing a topographic profile?

Click on the “How to…” category in the tag cloud to the right for a listing of topics.

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Lab manual exercise 19 “Drainage Basin Analysis” discusses the influence of hill slope shape on overland flow and erosion. Use this animation to help understand these concepts.

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Lab manual exercise 17 “Introduction to Topographic Maps” requires the construction of topographic profiles and the use of vertical exaggeration. Use this animation to help understand how to complete these questions.

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