Category Archives: Physical World

Come On Aileen – First UK Storm Of The Season

The recent hurricane activity in the USA and the Caribbean has provided geography teachers with some really interesting materials to work with in their classrooms, but perhaps now it time to look at weather conditions a bit nearer to home. … Continue reading

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Where Has The Summer Gone? Blame It On The Jet Stream!

Another wet summer – blame it on the jet stream! After a great spell of sunny weather in late May and June, the summer holidays have been a real disappointment so far. As a geographer, you may be asked to … Continue reading

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Disappearing Coastlines

  I recently played golf at Bridport, and clearly remember the 15th hole which flirts very close to the cliff edge. This week, a significant cliff collapse (of 2000 tonnes of rock) added an extra hazard to this hole, and … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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Lava Caving In The Reykjanes Peninsula

I love each and every trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I thoroughly enjoy the chance to share some of the wonders of this fantastic island with eager students, and am particularly happy when I … Continue reading

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Now You See It – Now You Don’t – The Case Of The Disappearing Beach …

A beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast in south west Ireland. The sand at Dooagh, Achill Island, was washed away by storms in 1984 leaving a rocky wave … Continue reading

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3D Mapping With The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has revealed its latest impressive development – a new 3D mapping software package that brings to life some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. The interactive tool offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes – … Continue reading

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