Alaska, America’s Land Of Fire And Ice.

The country of Iceland is known as the Land of Fire And Ice. The reasons for this are related to its geographic and geological attributes. Iceland has alot of volcanoes for a country of its size. There are also several glaciers. The United States of America has its own land of fire and ice. The…

U.S. Space And Rocket Center Threatened By Covid-19 Pandemic

The U. S. Space and Rocket Center is a major draw for tourism in Huntsville, Alabama. It is a major part of the city’s landscape. The replica of the Saturn V rocket can be seen coming into Huntsville from the southern direction. Huntsville is called “Rocket City”. The space industry has been an important part…

Covid-19 Effect On Tourism – Tourism Geography

The Covid-19 pandemic has had its effect on so many things throughout the world. So far, there are at least 661,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19, between January 2020 and July 2020. According to the World Health Organization, influenza kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people annually. Covid-19 has proven to be more deadly in 6 months…

Montana’s Wide Open Geography

Montana is a state known for its wide open spaces, its striking mountain landscapes. Montana is one of the largest states in the United States of America. It’s the largest landlocked state in the USA. Montana’s large size encompasses vast and varied geographies. With a population of barely 1 million, it has a low population…

Hurricane Hanna And Covid-19

It is hurricane season for the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Seaboard region of the USA. Locales such as Houston, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas are no exception to this rule. This was proven to be so when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August 2017. Hurricane Hanna has made landfall on South Padre Island,…

What Makes Hurricane Douglas Unusual.

As of Saturday, July 25, 2020, the state of Hawaii is under a hurricane warning. Hurricane Douglas continues to make its path towards the Hawaiian archipelago. It is predicted to make landfall on Saturday night. What makes this something of note is that Hawaii rarely gets hit by hurricanes. Considering Hawaii’s location in the northern…

Fluvial Geomorphology: Panholes

Say “panhole” and alot of people with automatically think “pan in a hole”. Panhole is a term unfamiliar to many not familiar with the realm of physical geography. And thus, this geography lesson will involve fluvial geomorphology. Geomorphology is a subfield of geography. And it is fluvial geomorphology for which panholes come from. In geography/geomorphological…

Geography In The Details: American Great Plains.

Mention the Great Plains to someone, and this is what comes to the mind of many: Endless expanses of featureless, flat land. While this stereotype does have some truth to it, it doesn’t tell the entire geographic story regarding the American Great Plains. States such as Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Dakota certainly have their flat…

Covid-19 in the USA, In Maps.

March 2020 to now has been a nightmare of a time. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging in the USA, and in other parts of the world, this has disrupted travel, the economy, and just everyday life. Wearing masks has become the norm. Terms like “social distance” have become part of the lexicon. Many places have…

Detroit’s Geographic Role In The Underground Railroad

Detroit is known as the “Motor City” and “Motown”. It is also known for things that have brought it a bad reputation. However, there is a very important part of its history, which was shaped by its geography. Detroit was one of the major stops along the Underground Railroad. It must be understood that the…