Investigating Glacial Landforms with Google Earth

“Investigating Glacial Landforms with Google Earth”  is a beta version of an assignment used in my totally online and hybrid introductory physical geography courses.

Investigation Glacial Landforms with Google Earth

Purpose: To apply a basic understanding of glacial process, and analytical tools for landform identification.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the exercise you should be able to:

  • Identify typical alpine and continental glacial landforms from aerial photographs and topographic maps.
  • Explain the origin of typical of glacial landforms through the use of analytical tools.

See: Investigating Glacial Landforms with Google Earth. Assignment submission forms are included. Comments appreaciated.

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Published in: on January 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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National Geographic Google Earth Grants Map

The National Geographic Society is well known for the research they have sponsored over the last 120 years. Over 9,000 grants to increase awareness and share geographic knowledge have been award by the Society. You can explore the grant projects with Google Earth. Clicking on a place mark pops up a description of the project. The Google Earth overlay presents the breadth of the Society’s work is visually striking way. A link on each project description gives you the opportunity to support the NGS.

For more see: National Geographic Google Earth Grants Map

Published in: on December 13, 2010 at 6:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Google Earth Before and After images of Haiti Quake

Originally posted on The Physical Environment blog

The folks at Google LatLong blog have created a Google Earth layer with the most recent images of the devastation in Haiti. Below are before-and-after screenshots of the Presidential Palace and an area of Port-au-Prince:

Haiti Before and After Images

Image source: Google LatLong blog

Go to the Google LatLong blog for more information and the Google Earth layer.

Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm  Comments (1)  
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Google Earth Layers

The Google Earth Gallery links you to a number geoscience-related Google Earth layers. For instance, the Global Paleogeographic Views layer lets you view the changing configuration of the earth’s surface from the Late Precambrian to the present.

Public-interest groups and individuals are using Google Earth to bring a valuable geographic context to important issues. Check out the Google Earth Outreach Showcase for issues concerning climate change, disappearing forests, land use assessment and more.

Keep up-to-date with new cool Google Earth layers by reading the Google Earth Blog.

Published in: on June 13, 2008 at 5:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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