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Weekly Roundup – Geomorphology Lesson Daily – May 22

Here’s a look back at the last week of #GeomorphologyLessonDaily. We’re compiling these lessons with high schoolers in mind, but the content can be used for other levels as well.

Comparison between river & Emriver model


Watch a meander form in just a few seconds. See the strong similarities between these real-world meanders and those in an Emriver model.

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Aerosol transport around the world


This is a fascinating video. Aside from being very beautiful, it really makes you realize how connected our environments are, regardless of the distance that seperates them. Borders retreat back into our imaginations. Nothing happens in isolation.

Color coding for different aerosol sources: carbon (red), sulfate (green), dust (orange), sea salt (blue), & nitrate (pink).

Blog post on @fyfluiddynamics with NASA Goddard imaging.

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Aerosol Transport

Geology in a creek bed in Virginia


It’s always a good idea to stop and think about the geology around you.

Here’s an awesome 5-minute video lesson by @callanbentley.

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Dam failures


With the recent dam failure in Michigan and the resulting floods, it’s important to remember this is not an isolated incident.

Here are 3 good articles for learning about dam issues.

Dams at risk

Midland floods after dams fail

The trouble with dams

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Why Rivers Move & Erode


Connecticut River video featuring teaching by Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District with one of our Emriver Em2 stream tables. Larry Kasden gives a very interesting and informative talk on how and why rivers erode, and the dangers it can pose.

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