Under 600ft of Flood Waters

600 feet. That’s how deep the Missoula Flood waters were over the floor of Grand Coulee in eastern Washington State, just north of where I live. I just got back from a tour of the area that is often called the channeled scablands, because of the massive (we are...

Cultural Palimpsest

I have been working on a Land Use Land Cover (LULC) mapping project of the Yakima River delta area for the last few weeks. The task assumed that the only information available to us on the area was the set of four aerial photographs we were given, and included making...

Hardness of Glacial Ice

The following table is adapted (a little) from a handout given in my Geomorphology class. No source was given on the handout. The table shows (suggests, really) that the hardness of glacial ice increases as its temperature decreases. I think the point that is trying...
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...
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