The first autumnal storm swept across the British Isles earlier this week. The remnants of Hurricane Ganzalo overturned lorries and brought down tress. Find out why it wasn’t a hurricane here
Synoptic charts such as the one above convey detailed meteorological information about the current and forthcoming weather. When the Isobars (lines on the map like contours) are packed close together, it means it will be windy. Lots of isobars very close together like the map above mean very windy!
You can see real time wind and weather at this very cool website called EarthWind map.
We looked at global networks and how parts of Africa and be ‘switched off’ from globalisation. This infographic suggests the continent is more connected than we thought
Continuing on the continent theme…..
What’s the biggest threat to people living in Africa? It’s not Ebola:
The new addition to the Monteith household meant I missed Sunday’s geography links deadline. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath.
*Climate change is even affecting gravity. Mad!
*In one of year 12’s globalization lessons last week we talked about global economic and political groups such as OPEC. Interesting article below from The Times on their power over oil prices and the drop in global prices that has occured since 2011.
Just a reminder about the talk tomorrow from two members of international development NGOs. It should be very interesting to get their insight into the world of the Nongovernmental Organisation, whilst also hearing a few tips on getting a job with NGOs.
The Vine Trust is one of the organisations being represented.
Year 12’s and 13’s should be there!
Information, resources and links for A level and GCSE geographers at UVHS. Some of the content has been adapted from resources on the Edexcel Geography Ning – we are exceedingly grateful and hope this blog works to provide ideas and support for other Geography teachers as well as pupils.