Physical Geography laboratory is an investigation of earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, vegetation, soils, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, the world oceans, tectonic forces, and landforms.
Maps, charts, and laboratory equipment will be used to arrive at conclusions about how these environmental phenomena interrelate.
Physical Geography laboratory provides the student with experience in investigation and interpretation of the physical environment.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to understand the global grid of latitude and longitude, our system of time, be able to analyze topographic maps, understand earth-sun relationships as they affect daylight, seasons, and time, understand the seasonal movement of angle and duration of solar insolation and how it affects temperatures on earth, understand how temperature is affected by specific variables relating to a region, understand how heat energy is transferred through various processes, understand how moisture is transferred as water changes phases, understand how differences in pressure occur and result in wind, understand the driving forces in the atmosphere, understand many interrelationships within the earth's weather patterns, climate, vegetation and soil distributions, tectonic and gradational forces.
If you need accommodations for this course, please see me after class.
If you have or think you may have a disability that might affect your performance in this course, please contact the office of Disabled Students Programs and Services at (760) 245-4271 ext, 2212, or stop by their office located in building 50.