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Home clings to collapsing cliff in N. Texas

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"The edge of the 4,000 square foot residence on Overlook Court was dangling about 75 feet above the rocky shoreline of Lake Whitney after part it it had already broken off."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 12, 2014 11:59 AM

Just because we build retaining walls, fences, storm drains and other features, it doesn't mean that erosion will stop being a major and consistent force shaping the landscape.   I don't think they got their money's worth on there environmental impact statement, but I'm sure the real estate agent really sold them on the beautiful view.  For more local news on this home, read and watch here, for stunning images, see here.     


Questions to Ponder: Why do we build homes where we do?  How is this different across cultures (hint-Brazil)?


Tags: physical, geomorphology, erosion, landforms.


YEC Geo's curator insight, June 14, 2014 1:10 PM

In the lower map, the location of the house is marked by a yellow pushpin inside the solid red square.  Some geological background--this poor house has the misfortune to apparently lie directly upon the contact between two carbonate formations (marked by the white dotted line), and to also be on the erosive edge of a bend in the river. Both factors probably contributed to the demise of this particular home, which was eventually set on fire: https://tinyurl.com/nw7mfd2

 

 

One thing to notice is how straight the cliff edge is upon which the house is built.  Knowing that, I'd have to say that if I had a house located on the straight cliff edges within the dotted red squares I've made on the map, I'd be worried.

 

You can read about the geology of Texas here:

https://tinyurl.com/lrcp9yj

 

Image credit here: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/House-on-Lake-Whitney-Cliff-Falling-Into-Lake-262718721.html?partner=nbcnews

Massimo Di Duca's curator insight, June 15, 2014 12:13 PM

E la prospezione geologica da presentare al Comune? Era prevista nel PRG del comune? Esisteva un VIA?

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Resources  linked to the Australian Curriculum Geography and NSW Geography 7-10 Syllabus 2015
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Fascinating Relief Maps Show The World's Mountain Ranges

Fascinating Relief Maps Show The World's Mountain Ranges | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
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A great way to introduce the Unit on Landforms and Landscapes - including a discussion of scale and vertical exaggeration. 

 Curriculum Links

The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features 

The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 1: Distinctive landforms and geomorphic processes 

Chapter 2: Restless Earth: Geomorphic processes

Chapter 3: Landscapes: processes and values 

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A great way to introduce the Unit on Landforms and Landscapes - including a discussion of scale and vertical exaggeration. 

 Curriculum Links

The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features 

The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform

GeoWorld 8 

Chapter 1: Distinctive landform features: values and protection 

Chapter 2: Diversity of landscapes

Chapter 3: Restless Earth: geomorphic processes 

 Geoworld 7 NSW

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 29, 1:42 AM

Illustrating topography 

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San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist

San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
Southern California’s section of the immense San Andreas Fault is building towards a catastrophic rupture.
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The Himalayas from The air

"Have you ever dreamed of seeing Mount Everest or fantasized about hiking through the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas? This video, by Teton Gravity Research, might be even better."


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brilliant for studies of mountain landscapes and landforms 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 10:37 PM

Simply stunning.  Sometimes an earth-bound perspective and it's inherent limitations make me want to be able to soar overhead.  Until I get wings, this virtual tour will have to do.  These mountains and the communites that live so close to their heights both invoke a great sense of awe and wonder in me about the beauties of this world.   

 

Tags: Nepal, physicalvideo, landscapeimages.

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Smartphones as geospatial tools

“ The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.”

Tags: technology, disasters, Haiti, TED.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:02 PM

We are only beginning to see the applications of smart phones to improve peoples lives.  In this TED talk, Paul Conneally explores some of the possibilities (citizen mapping, crowd-sourced disaster recovery, etc.) that is just sitting in the palm of our collective hands. 

Tony Hall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:43 AM

This is why ICT is important. No. Vital! Our students need to see things like this so that they understand the positive aspects of technology. They need to see that SMS, Facebook & Twitter are so much more than just a way sharing silly photos of themselves. This technology has the power to affect real, positive change. 

techsavvygirl's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:21 AM

Augmenting human potential with smartphones

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Earthquake

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A contemporary geomorphic hazard 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 5 Geomorphic hazards: causes, impacts and responses

5.6 Shakey ground

5.7 Deadle haiian and Chilean earthquakes

5.12 Disaster management and technology

5.13 Contemporary hazard: Nepal's earthwquakes

5.14 Resoponses cand technology": Nepal's earthquake

5.15 Geographical inquiry: Nepal's landslide

 

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Nature calms the brain and heals the body

Nature calms the brain and heals the body | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
David Suzuki – and science – wants you to get outside.
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Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth 

Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth  | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
Yesterday we had a look at some artificial islands in the Persian Gulf region. Today we are looking at artificial islands in other parts of the world.
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Ecuador Endures Massive Quake

Ecuador Endures Massive Quake | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
WORLD This region, where the Pacific seafloor is shoving underneath South America, also produced the biggest earthquake ever recorded—and built the Andes mountains. (Scientific American) Use or video to better understand South America’s earthquakes. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion…
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Geomorphic hazards : a contemporary disaster

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 5 

5.6 Shaky ground: Earthquakes

5.7 Deadly Haitian and chilean earthquakes

5.9 Japan's tripple disaster

5.13 - 5.14 Contemporary hazard: Nepal's earthquakes 

 

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Olkola reclaim traditional Cape York land 

Olkola reclaim traditional Cape York land  | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
More than 6,300 square kilometres of former cattle grazing land in Queensland is formally handed back to Indigenous owners, spelling the end of uranium exploration in the area and the start of a quest to develop tourism opportunities
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Value of landforms and landscapes (cultural)

Managing and protecting landscapes

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 3

3.13 Aesthetic, cultural and spiritual values

3.17 The Dreaming: spiritual and cul;tural valuyes

Chapter 4

4.18 Caring for country

4.19 Management of indigenous land

4.20 Torres Strait: managing sea and climate change

 

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and th
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What Asia would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for Asia's coastlines? Subscribe to BI: Science
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Beautiful Physical Landscapes

TheRidge - a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:41 PM

I loved Danny Macaskill's earlier video in Scotland's cultural landscapes, and this extreme sports clip is infused with gorgeous physical landscapes.  


Tag: Scotland, sport, landscape.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:37 AM

Beautiful Physical Landscapes

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▶ National Geographic Grand Canyon

Explore 360-degree imagery of the Taj Mahal, India's crown jewel, now in Street View. To learn more visit http://goo.gl/6wXjBi
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Our disappearing coastline

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Coastal erosion has eaten away roads, car parks and houses, satellite images show – and it will only get worse.
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Death toll from Ecuador's earthquake reaches 600

Death toll from Ecuador's earthquake reaches 600 | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
The death toll from Ecuador's devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake rises to 602 people, as dozens of aftershocks shook cities and towns around the country, spooking residents but causing no further damage.
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Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape - BBC News

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“ Drone footage shows the devastation to the remote towns of Minamiaso and Mashiki caused by last week's earthquakes that hit southern Japan.”
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Are the Japanese and Ecuador earthquakes related?

Are the Japanese and Ecuador earthquakes related? | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
“When two major earthquakes occur within days of each other thousands of kilometres apart, it can look like they're connected. But are they? Here's what the science says.”
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The spark of life: how fire defines a desert country

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Five ways Indigenous fire management affects the environment
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Watching land reclamation with Google Earth

Watching land reclamation with Google Earth | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
Last month we did a couple of posts showing the growth of artificial islands in Google Earth: Persion Gulf region Rest of the world Today we are looking at large land reclamation projects.
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Syllabus linksPeople change landscapesGeoworld 7 NSWChapter 44.2 Humans change landscapes 4.4 Land degradation creates islands and cities 4.6 Marinas and ports change coastal landscapes

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Protecting significant landforms and landscapes

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Landscape management and protection

Students investigate ways people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, manage and protect landscapes.  

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 4: Changing landacapes: Manage and protect

4.16 Protecting landscapes

4.17 Protecting world heritage landscapes

4.18-4.21 Indigenous management of landscapes

4.22 Managing your footprint

 

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Indigenous community lets tourists in on newly won Australian homeland

Indigenous community lets tourists in on newly won Australian homeland | Lorraine's Landscapes and Landforms | Scoop.it
It took the Olkola 30 years to win rights to their land in north Queensland, but instead of mining, they will open it to visitors
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Strangest landscapes on Earth

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These are the strangest landscapes on Earth (according to Sierra Club)
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The Sierra Club has released a pretty great roundup of "Earth's Weirdest Landscapes," and their selections are as bizarre as they are beautiful.
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Danxia Landforms, China

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“Danxia Landforms, China
These colorful rock formations are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years. Wind and rain then carved amazing shapes 

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Landscape / landform diversity 

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▶ Explore the Grand Canyon with Google Maps 

Explore 360-degree imagery of the Taj Mahal, India's crown jewel, now in Street View. To learn more visit http://goo.gl/6wXjBi
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