The videos below were developed to increase knowledge about Earth surface processes and geomorphology. Transciptions are included

Outline of Content

  1. Introduction

  2. Soils

  3. Slopes

  4. Streams


 

1: Introduction

Introduction to the video series

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Welcome to Soils-Slopes-Streams

2: Soils

Learn how the soils under our feet evolve over time, provide substrate for terrestrial life, and regulate nutrients to ecosystems. 

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2.1. What is Soil? 

In-video content:
* Soil Science basics
* Earth's Critical Zone

Other Resources: 
* Long travel from rock to soil

2.2. Chemical and Physical
Weathering

In-video content: 
* Exfoliation in action


Other Resources: 
* Quartz and weathering
Weathering in the Earth Sciences

2.3. Rock & Life in Yellowstone

Other Resources: 
* NPS Infosheet - geology influence

 

3. Slopes

Learn how hills get their rounded form, why soils persist, and how mountains fall down under the force of gravity. 

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3.1. Soil Erosion and Hillslope Form

Other resources: 
* Landforms - Crash Course Kids

3.2. Creeping Soils

Other resources: 
* Worms eat my dirt
* Pocket gophers

3.3. Soil Mass Balance

Other resources:
* Soil production and weathering

3.4 Case Study: Erosion and
Soil Sustainability

In-video content:
* Soils & the Loess Plateau
* Conservation Agriculture

Other resources: 
* Soil Hope film

3.5 Mass Movements Part 1

In-video content: 
* Rockfall in Yosemite Park

3.6 Mass Movements Part 2

In-video content: 
* Fire and debris flows

Other resources: 
* USGS: Landslides 101
* Big Sur landslide

 

 

 

4. Streams

Learn about how streams transport sediment and water, flood risks, and how a river gets it shape. 

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4.1. Rivers and Watersheds

In-video content:
* Water Rights and Water's Rights  

Other resources: 
* Intro to the Water Cycle  
* Water, Food, & Energy

 

4.2. River Form and Flow

In-video content:
* Sinuosity in a stream table 
* Why do rivers curve? 

Other resources: 
* Little River Research & Design  

 

4.3. River sediment transport

In-video content:
* Flume sediment video 1
* Flume sediment video 2

Other resources: 
* Little River Research & Design

4.4. Floods

In-video content:
* 100-year floods?
* FEMA floodmapper

Other resources: 
* When nature strikes: flash floods