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Extra-Terrestrial Geography . Exploring examples of physical geography on planets other than Earth. Intended as a motivational tool for delivering the nature of physical processes (including fluvial and volcanic) that occur on the surface of the Earth. . Mr. Nathan Morland .

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extra terrestrial geography

Extra-Terrestrial Geography

Exploring examples of physical geography on planets other than Earth.

Intended as a motivational tool for delivering the nature of physical processes (including fluvial and volcanic) that occur on the surface of the Earth.

Mr. Nathan Morland

extra terrestrial geography look closely what can you see
Extra-Terrestrial GeographyLook closely. What can you see?
  • Fluvial Networks
      • Meanders
      • Braiding
      • River Valleys
  • Impact Craters
  • Volcanic activity
  • Ice Caps
  • At closer inspection

Erosion (fluvial, glacial?, aeolian)

where is the geography
Where is the Geography?

Olympus Mons

Extinct Martian Volcano

  • Where would it have formed if it was on Earth?
  • What physical processes would have been involved if it had have formed on Earth?
  • How would it impact upon the lives of people living close to where it may have formed?
examples applied to earth
Examples applied to Earth

Yogi Rock- Pathfinder landing site

www.giss.nasa.gov

Olympus Mons

www.nasa.gov

Valles Marineris

www.nasa.gov

Popocatepetl - Mexico

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov

Alpine Erratic.

www.geography-site.co.uk

Amazon River, Brazil

www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov

points to remember
Points to Remember
  • Always relate the images and ‘thinking’ back to examples found on Earth.
  • Stay focused on the intended outcome of the tasks and guide the pupils appropriately.
  • Allow your pupils to get excited and ask you lots of questions. Also allow for lots of discussion and ‘healthy’ chatter.
resources
Resources

Text

Summerfield, M. (1991) Global Geomorphology. Longman, Harlow.

Chapter 19 – Planetary Geomorphology.

Useful Websites

  • www.nasa.gov– satellite images of surfaces of most planets.
  • www.google.co.uk – search for items under the images tab.
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Extra-Terrestrial Geography

Exploring examples of physical geography on planets other than Earth.

Intended as a motivational tool for delivering the nature of physical processes (including fluvial and volcanic) that occur on the surface of the Earth.

nathan_morland@hotmail.co.uk

ttxnpm@nottingham.ac.uk