Activities (things you must do):
Review the terms listed on page 269 of your texts and become familiar with
of North America.
Observe the different vegatation cover in each region of the Continent.
Compare this image with Text-Figure 11.17 and identify areas in the U.S.
with substantial soil erosion. Identify on these two maps the region of
the Dust Bowl Dust Storm.
Investigate the main areas
of concern for soil degradation
Determine the causes
of soil degradation
Investigate the extend
of land cover in the world
Review the role
of humans and human activities in the disturbance of vegetated land
role of Megacities in soil degradation
Visit the site of an active construction and examine it for evidence of
soil erosion and soil cover protection.
Additional sites on Soil
Erosion and The Problem
of Wind Erosion are highly recommended to visit before the next exam
to Unit Plan