Definitions of Landslide Features

Definitions of Landslide Features

I have spent a lot of time lately learning about mass wasting. No, that doesn’t have anything to do with drugs. Mass wasting is the downslope movement of slope material under the influence of gravity. Mass wasting shows up as rock falls, landslides, and various...

The Geographic Realm

Some thoughts from a lecture at school today: We break the world into arbitrary units of Natural and Cultural. The University is broken up this way, with its College of Science and its College of Humanities, and never the two shall meet. As geographers we know that...
Dot Grid Method

Dot Grid Method

The area of a surface with square corners and straight edges on a map or photo can be found by multiplying the length of the surface by its width and then converting to real-world units using the scale of the image. What do you do if you need to find the area of an...
WSPSS 2005 Tour

WSPSS 2005 Tour

As a break from the digging, to get our faces out of the trenches at the mammoth site, Dr. Lillquist, Bax, and I went on the Summer 2005 Tour of the Washington Society of Professional Soil Scientists (WSPSS) on July 21, 22 and 23. The theme of the tour, which met in...
Desirable Watershed Conditions

Desirable Watershed Conditions

The capture, storage, and beneficial release of water. The Watershed Manager’s Mantra To achieve the watershed manager’s goal of capturing, storing, and releasing water in a safe and beneficial way, he must: Maintain vegetation on the site sufficient for absorbing the...
GIS Links

GIS Links

Here is the second installment from my Favorites folder. This time I’m looking through the folder of GIS links. I guess it’s been quite a long time since I’ve looked through these links and cleaned them out, because there are millions of them (not really), and some of...
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