Introduction to Physical Geography - PressBooks Format
This Pressbooks book, Introduction to Physical Geography, covers the Introduction to Physical Geography, The Universe and Solar System, Planet Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Earth's Tectonic Forces. This PressBook can be accessed here: https://physicalgeog.pressbooks.com/
This website/eTextbook, Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography, covers an introduction to physical geography as well as chapters on topics such as the universe, the solar system, planet earth, plate tectonics, earth's tectonic forces, weathering, erosion and deposition, fresh water, oceans and coastal environments, the atmosphere, weather processes and systems, climate systems and change. As of 2018, this next book is in the process of being updated to a PressBooks format. You can access the eTextbook (and some of the PressBoook chapters) here: https://www.opengeography.org/physical-geography.html
The effects of monsoon season in Vietnam. Photo by Russell Elderbaum, a "Scout" with D-Troop during 1969 & 1970. 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
2017 - Winter Effects of El Nino on the Central Wasatch - Oral Presentation
This is a video of the presentation, "Winter Effects of El Nino on the Central Wasatch" given at the 2017 Science, Mathematics & Engineering Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Christian Ford. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Fg61gVAA8Ug
This OER eTextbook, An Introduction to Geology, is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to Geology at no or very nominal cost. It contains both written and graphic text material, intra-text links to other internal material which may aid in understanding topics and concepts, intra-text links to the appendices and glossary for tables and definitions of words, and extra-text links to videos and web material that clarifies and augments topics and concepts. Like any new or scientific subject, Geology has its own vocabulary for geological concepts. For you to converse effectively with this text and colleagues in this earth science course, you will use the language of geology, so comprehending these terms is important. Use the intra-text links to the Glossary and other related material freely to gain familiarity with this language. You can access the OER eTextbook here: http://opengeology.org/textbook/
2017 - Winter Effects of ENSO on the Central Wasatch Range - Poster Presentation
This is a poster that was presented at the 2017 Science, Mathematics & Engineering (SME) Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. The presenters: Christian Ford, from the Geosciences Department & Maura Hahnenberger, a professor in the Geosciences Department at Salt Lake Community College. The project examined the effects of "El Nino" and "El Nina" weather events on the Central Wasatch Mountains.
2018 - Inversion and Its Effect on Air Quality - Poster Presentation
This is a poster that was presented at the 2018 Science, Mathematics & Engineering (SME) Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. The presenters: Steven Braeger, Sky Frandsen, James Low, Biology 1400, Salt Lake Community College. These presenters researched the effect that the winter inversion has on the air quality in the Salt Lake Valley. Major contributors to pollution as well as the effects on air pollution as it relates to vehicle emissions and the health effects that living in an environment with the air quality problems that Salt Lake faces.
This website/eTextbook, Natural Disaster and Human Impacts, covers the an introduction to natural disasters as well as chapters on topics such as plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, tsunamis, weather hazards, sever weather, hurricanes, climatic disasters, wildfires, and climate change. You can access the eTextbook here: https://www.opengeography.org/natural-disasters.html