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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Amazing Video and images of UK and USA extreme weather

Monday, 18 June 2012

A Level Fieldtrip

The first A level fieldtrip of this year happened today in Bedford. The aim is to compare Bedford to Bid Rent theory in preparation for the Investigations paper in January.

You can follow what happened on the boys' excellent blog by following the link at the top of this page.

There was also a competition for the best Geographical Twitter update and blog post.

J.Li wins the best blog post for rightly identifying the importance of physical geography case studies in close proximity to universities.

The best 3 tweets are shown below with J.Stroomer coming out as the winner in recognition of his all important live pedestrian count update. Outstanding Geography caught in the moment.

3rd Place - for sheer enthusiasm:

Identifying the route before bring on Bid-rent!

2nd Place - for always thinking about the exam requirements:
obstruction? Marks? Yes please

1st Place:

The ped count was perilously close to 100 (99 in fact) after passing the faces, we have now dropped dramatically, a measly 24

Friday, 15 June 2012

Half a month's rainfall in just TWO days?

There are forecasts that the depression below could be bringing nearly 2 inches of rain to the UK this weekend. Be prepared that there may be flooding in different parts of the UK as there was in Wales last weekend.

The environment agency have an excellent flood warning system set up:

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

ArcGIS - Latest Practise

Mr Rees has been experimenting with making ArcGIS online a useful tool for presentation of fieldwork and data. Have a go with the interactive map below and consider how you could use it for your project:

Thursday, 7 June 2012

You can have YOUR say at Rio +20

As the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development approaches next week, you can have your say about what you want to see happen.

Visit the site below to view the 100 recommendations made and to vote on which you would like to see implemented.

Rio +20 Earth Summit starting next week...

The Rio earth summit next week could have a huge impact on our future. You can get acquainted with it using the Storify below as a portal. We will follow it on this blog during next week so come back and see it...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

New Research Links Added

You can now search all of our twitter hashtags by subject by clicking on the research Tab at the top of this page. The link to the twitter search is at the top of that page.

We have also added some excellent blogs and websites to that Tab, both specialist and general.

If you are a twitter user, you can look at our latest tweets under our username: @BSgeography, or search our tweets using #bs followed by any geographical topic.

Climatic hazards, Sustainability and Tectonics are the most developed at present.