Really enjoyed lesson 5 on Hydrology and all about water in mountains.
In the live session last week, we talked about seeing mountains for more than just beautiful landscapes after learning more about them. All of a sudden they’re complex landforms through which you can understand deep time and explain their characteristics.
I’m sure I’ll look at snow, glaciers, and streams much differently now that I know, for example, what influences the speed they melt, and how plants and soil are part of the natural filtration.
There’s some (probably quite basic ) concepts I needed to look up additional sources to understand. I found National Geographic encyclopedia/vocab entries pretty straightforward and helpful. If anyone is on my same level here’s a link to one on water tables and groundwater, with related topics linked at the bottom.
Again, super basic elementary definitions but scrolling through, they also include magnificent images of wells in the Philippines and Morocco so worth looking!