GEO 130 - Fall 2016
Earth's Physical Environments
Syllabus
9:00 - 9:50 MWF
Room 238 Whitehall Classroom Bldg
University of Kentucky
Department of Geography
Final grades
UK Core Instructions
UK Core Template

Date
Powerpoint slides
Summary

Textbook
reading pages

(Arbogast 2nd ed.)

Aug
24 Wed Introduction to Physical Geography
1
4- 8
26 Fri
29 Mon
Mapping the Earth
2
16-32
31 Wed
Sept

2 Fri Earth-Sun Geometry
3
47 - 57, 236 - 238
5 Mon
Labor Day
7 Wed

Radiation and Heat Balance
Notes/practice problems

4
66 - 85
9 Fri
12 Mon Local Temperature Controls
5
99 - 108
14 Wed Humidity and Atmospheric Stability
6
92 - 99, 152 - 175
16 Fri Air Pressure and Winds
7
114 - 125
19 Mon Clouds and Precipitation
8
163 - 169
21 Wed
23 Fri Global Atmospheric Circulation
9
125 - 134
26 Mon
TEST 1
30 Fri El Nino - La Nina: The Southern Oscillation
1
141 - 142
Oct 3 Mon Midlatitude Cyclones
2
179 - 190
5 Wed
7 Fri Thunderstorm and Tornadoes
3
191 - 200
10 Mon
12 Wed Hurricanes
4
203 - 207
14 Fri
17 Mon Climate and Vegetation
5
211 - 228, 255 - 265
19 Wed
21 Fri
24 Mon Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics (in-class dvd)
6
353 - 367
26 Wed
28 Fri UK Core review
 
31 Mon
TEST 2
Nov 2 Wed Crustal Motion
1
369 - 368
4 Fri
7 Mon Volcanics
2
379 - 388
9 Wed
11 Fri Weathering and Erosion
3
394 - 409
14 Mon
16 Wed
18 Fri Karst Processes and Landforms
4
424 - 425
21 Mon
23 Wed
Thanksgiving
25 Fri
28 Mon Fluvial Processes and Landforms
5
442 - 465
30 Wed

Dec

2 Fri
5 Mon Coastal Processes and Landforms
6
531 - 558
7 Wed
9 Fri

MONDAY, DEC 12
10:30 - 12:30
TEST 3
(Final exam week)
UK CORE PROJECT DUE
FRIDAY, DEC 16
5:00 pm
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