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Living Physical Geography in the Laboratory
First EditionTheodore Erski©2014
With 30 labs geared toward flexibility and minimal equipment and supplies, Living Physical Geography in the Laboratory covers a broad range of topics from remote sensing to biogeography, plate tectonics, soils, and glaciation.
Table of Contents
PrefaceLab 1: Physical Geographers and the Scientific Method Lab 2: Globes and MapsLab 3: Google Earth, Topographic Maps, and Remote Sensing Lab 4: Atmospheric Composition, Layers, and Pressure Lab 5: Seasons Lab 6: Atmospheric Temperature and Controls on Climate Lab 7: Water Vapor and State Change Lab 8: Station Models, Isobars, and Pressure Gradient Force Lab 9: Winds, Fronts, Mid-latitude Cyclones, and Air Masses Lab 10: Hurricanes Lab 11: Climate, Weather, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gases Lab 12: Atmospheric Carbon, Temperature, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Lab 13: Biogeography Lab 14: Climate and Biomes Lab 15: Soils Lab 16: Groundwater Lab 17: Seawater Lab 18: Ocean Currents and the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Lab 19: Relative and Absolute Dating and the Geological Time Scale Lab 20: Earth’s Internal Structure Lab 21: Plate Tectonics Lab 22: Rocks and Earth’s Crust Lab 23: Volcanoes Lab 24: Earthquakes Lab 25: Mass Movement and Surface Karst Lab 26: Fluvial Characteristics and Landforms Lab 27: Alpine Glaciation Lab 28: Ice Sheets and Mean Sea Level (MSL) Lab 29: Desert Landforms and Processes Lab 30: Coastal Landforms, Waves, and Tides