Category Archives: hydrology

Scenic Saturday: Whitewater rafting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This semester I am teaching a class on fluvial (river) processes that encompasses aspects of both hydrology and geomorphology. One of my goals is to take my students to as many of sizes and shapes of river as possible over … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, hydrology, science education

Scenic Saturday: Pinnacle in the Piedmont

The peak of Big Pinnacle at Pilot Mountain State Park rises more than 450 m above the surrounding North Carolina Piedmont. Big Pinnacle is just the most eye-catching of series of peaks, called the Sauratown Mountains, that are a tectonic … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geology, hydrology

One recipe for flooding: Take a tropical cyclone and add steep topography

The past few weeks have brought two tropical cyclones* to the eastern seaboard of the United States. They serve nicely to illustrate the topographic controls on flood generation that we were been talking about in my Fluvial Processes class recently. … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, geomorphology, hydrology

Scenic Saturday: Ropy pahoehoe on a biogenic beach

In this inaugural Scenic Saturday post, I offer up very happy volcano/landscape nerd enjoying the stunning geologic scenery on Isabella, Gal├ípagos Islands, July 2011. I was there as a participant in the Chapman Conference on the Gal├ípagos as a Laboratory … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, hydrology, photos, volcanoes

Flooding around the world (3 July edition)

Here is a brief update on the floods I covered in the last edition of flooding around the world. Note that there has also been flooding in Xiengkoung, Viengtian, Boolikhamxay, and Xayaboury provinces of Laos, as a result of heavy … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology