Friday, 29 February 2008

Climatic Hazards and Change...

Start of a new unit today...

For those of you whose copies of the spec have mysteriously disappeared from your folders, a reminder that you can download it from the AQA website - pages 19-20 are the ones you need for the content of the physical part of the AS course.

We talked about the definitions of weather (atmospheric conditions on a short-term basis) and climate (average weather conditions over an extended period of time) - make sure that you are clear about the difference between the two - and extreme weather events (tropical revolving storms, tornadoes, floods, storm surges, etc.).

We also had a look at the ways in which weather and climate affect our lives - economically, socially, environmentally...

Finally, we started to look at the vertical stratification of the atmosphere:

It is well worth you having look at The Atmosphere on the Met Office website - lots of other useful bits and pieces on there as well.

Friday, 22 February 2008

Three Gorges Dam

Thanks to Anna for another useful Three Gorges Dam site (though of course, by now, being the organised people you are, you will all have finished your essays and will have seen the site already!)

The Three Gorges Dam Project

Hope you're all having a good holiday...

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Anywhere is Possible!

Thanks GeoDave!

If you could be anywhere now, where would it be?

Friday, 8 February 2008

Three Gorges Dam

A reminder of the FT Three Gorges Dam Special that I told you about this afternoon...
And a handful of other interesting articles/links...
This is just a start... there are LOTS more! Let me know if you find anything particularly good... And don't forget to have a look at a map as well.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Work to finish!

A reminder, as there seemed to be some confusion today, about the work that I need in from you by Wednesday:

- Boscastle question - you now have the OS map and colour versions of the photos, so no excuses! (I've had one so far...)
- Flooding in LEDW - your report on Mozambique or Bangladesh from last Friday's lesson (I've had one so far...)
- Bewdley work from today - how the flood defence scheme in Bewdley works (with specific detail about the different areas, etc.) and an evaluation of its effectiveness (I've had two so far...)

If you need some help let me know BEFORE Wednesday!!

Also, don't forget to make sure you have your results from Tuesday's Swanwick fieldwork with you as we will be writing that up on Tuesday morning.


Information from the Environment Agency about trials of flood defences in the Severn Valley.

Excellent set of photographs of the Bewdley flood defences.

Also remember the resources on the GA website.