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Mar 7, 2007
There is a lot you can learn from this page. It is very useful. It helped me a lot in my course on travel and tourism.

Mar 7, 2007
You can find the definitions of words that you do not know. You can click on them and get the definition.

Mar 7, 2007
A great fundamental basis for physical geography. Examples of case studies could have been a little more detailed.

Mar 7, 2007
Very basic things have been explained nicely.

Mar 7, 2007
I suppose that this resource could be used by other faculty of my university. I will contact the academic secretary of my faculty to share this resource with other educators. academic@fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar Secreatry name: Dr. Jorge Panei

Mar 7, 2007
I can only suggest this site be used as reference along with the regular class room text. I did notice differences between the text I use and some facts on the site. It made me go back through and reference. As with everything else on the web, don't take everything as blind fact. Sometime students have trouble accessing the page based on their browser type. All in all, an excellent resource tool. I've used the study guide and exam questions as an in class quiz show. Even college students enjoy it!

Mar 7, 2007
The animation of a temperate cyclone was excellent and a real aid to understanding.

Mar 7, 2007
The glossary is a lot of help.

Mar 7, 2007
I learned a lot from this site.Currently I would like to teach my men something about the atmosphere and what's going on while the aircraft is ascending in altitude.

Mar 7, 2007
I am an airline pilot, and a flight instructor and I have been using this site to prepare for an interview with a major airline. The material on the inter-tropical convergence zone is excellent and I find the links to terms great, the only thing I would add are more illustrations; a picture says a thousand words. Cheers

Mar 7, 2007 by D. L. Robinson, While employed by a large aerospace firm, my opinions here are my own.
On the production of methane, it is interesting to note that while the world bovine population stands at about 1,021,000,000 (FNP, 2005), that is almost exactly balanced by the drop in the herd of american bison, commonly called "buffalo". In 1800 the american bison was the most numerous large mammal, at an estimated population of 1,000,000,000 head. Perhaps the bison was less flatulant than bovine, who can say, but surely the world herd of bovine was more than 21,000,000 at that time, and the world herd of bison today is essentially negligible. I'm not sure that we could demonstrate that the methane situation is appreciably worse today than in the past due to animal husbandry.

Mar 7, 2007 by pushplata pandey, Eklavya School, Ahmedabad
I am very thankful to this site as it is very helpful for me to teach myself and my students.

Jan 4, 2006
Get the students to explore this site as a resource for understanding basic concepts required for the different aspects of physical geography. Useful to use the explanations to beef up one's lessons.

Dec 8, 2005
It would be nice to view some cross sectional cuts of glaciers and to have some interactive variables such as temperature, snow, heat, etc. on glacier movement.

Sep 30, 2005
An excellent resource that provides the material clearly.

Sep 22, 2005
Great refresher for what you've forgotten from school.

Jun 8, 2005 by Cindy Breor, CSUB
I just wanted to say that this site is excellent! Every term that I looked up was available and the links throughout the whole site is very helpful. Thanks!

Mar 10, 2005
Best used when you can link directly instead of needing to provide step by step clicking instructions.

Feb 9, 2005
If you do not find what you want stright away keep looking as you will most probablly find what you are looking for in a less obvious place.

Dec 3, 2004
Don't skip the study guides. They're great chapter summaries.

Dec 2, 2004
Good information that can be easily used in Powerpoint presentations for students.

Oct 7, 2004
Very good glossary.

Sep 28, 2004
I have used the carbon cyle, the role of microorganisms and others living organisms in C-cyle is very important and that should have been included the resource material.Because they are are the major agents which help in C-cycle by respiration, by decomposition of organic carbon etc.

Aug 21, 2004
Print it out so that you can read again and again until you have full understanding of both El Nino and La Nina. So many people still don't know anything of either, and those that do usually only know of El Nino.

Aug 8, 2004
The page on uniformitarianism contains (what I consider) a misprint - Lyell didn't prove Hutton's theory, he contributed strong supportive evidence which in effect disproved catastrophism. This is an important clarification, as for science to "prove" something is, to the best my understanding, impossible. This concept is directly related to the clarifications that I make with my students concerning the acceptance of scientific evidence(not "proof") for a scientific theory, versus "belief" in a theory.

Apr 5, 2004
This site is an excellent reference site for high school or college students.

Jan 15, 2004
Excellent resource for all things physical geography!