March 14, 2012
Chapter 10: waves, currents, coastlines
o A beach is a landform: a river of sand that is always being transported along the
beach, moves b/c of waves
o Wind = the main cause of waves (esp. for trade/westerly winds
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Newspaper article #6
March 28, 2014
Fountain, H. (2014, March 27). In a state known for landslides, a deadly mix of loose sediments
and heavy rain. The New York Times, p. A22.
Some residents of Oso, Washington, the town pulverized by a recent
March 5, 2012
Natural service functions of severe weather
o Lightning and wildfire
o Wind and forest ecosystems
Minimizing severe weather hazards
o Doplar radar
o Tornado watches, warnings and shelters
Watch given for a large area because weather cond
March 21, 2012
Chapter 12: Climate and Climate Change
o Know the difference btw weather and climate and how their variability is related
o Know how climate has changed in the last 1-2 million years through glacial and
March 26, 2012
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
o About 85% of the ice present in 1912 was gone by 2007
o More than a quarter of the ice present in 2000 was gone by 2007
o Kilimanjaro glaciers are retreating and thinning
o Glacial retreat attributed to warming
Newspaper article #5
Associated Press (2014, March 10). California: No damage after magnitude-6.8 quake. The New
York Times, p.
The first thing I noticed about this article was its size. At just four sentences, it barely
qualifies as a paragraph.
Newspaper article #7
Fitzsimmons, E. (2014, April 12). Tsunami warning after earthquake strikes near Solomon
Islands. The New York Times, p.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands,
leading to tsunami warni
News article #2
Erdbrink, T. (2014, January 31). Its great lake shriveled, Iran confronts crisis of water supply.
The New York Times, p. A1.
Two decades ago, Lake Urmia in northwest Iran was full. Now just five percent of what
was once Irans larg
News article #3
Bradsher, K. (2014, February 4). Months after typhoon, Philippine city suffers from an exodus of
jobs. The New York Times, p. A6.
The typhoon that railed Tacloban in the Philippines months ago has left thousands stuck
News article #4
Gillis, J. (2014, February 21). Freezing January for Easterners was not felt round the world. The
New York Times, p. A13
Media coverage of the polar vortex in the eastern United States has shrouded the fact that
much of the world
Newspaper article #1
Lovett, I. (2014, January 17). Three campers linked to fire arrested in California. The New York
Times, p. A12.
This New York Times article shows how humans often interact with their environment to
increase hazard potential i