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Geoff Lawton's online PDC course-Climatic Factors  RSS feed

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Sorry this was a touch late..I have been moving..

Are you having fun yet? I know I am

Chapter 5 -Climatic Factors from Introduction DVD and Course Notes pdf.
1. Using local knowledge Broad climate zones : Temperate
2. Broad climate zones
3. Landscape effects on climate. Climate analogues.
4. Characteristics of major climate zones.
5. Orographic features. Major landscape profiles
6. Minor landscape profiles: High island, Low island
7. Class Questions.
8. Minor landscape profiles: Flat lands.
9. Minor landscape profiles: Wetlands, Coasts, Estuaries.
10. Climatic Factors Conclusion.

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The repeated description of temperate climates having dry summers bugs me, as a native of the Midwest. Where I grew up, rain is possible 365 days a year (it won't happen every day, but it could.) I never understood suede shoes until I moved to California.

Coming back to the midwest from California in the summertime, the jungle-like nature of the plant growth was striking. Thunderstorms happen all the time. I suppose this is a continental effect, but it's a lot of ground that has rain all year, not just in the tropics.
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Hey guys - I am a "veteran" from last year's course and there's something I always meant to ask him but didn't. Geoff says a couple of times when he's discussing the orthographic effect that the west coasts of continents are GENERALLY drier than the east coasts. I can't recall him saying WHY.

If you are going through this section now - maybe it's there and I missed it?? Looking at a Koppen map would tend to support this claim - much more red/pink/orange on the west side of continents.

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Per Rebecca's invitation, I am posting the 'overview' videos I have been doing on my YouTube channel here on her weekly chains about the course.

I've had a YouTube channel for a few years and I knew that I would be too busy with the PDC to record most of my usual YouTube videos, so I decided I would do these overviews for the purpose of:

1) Getting the PDC info deeper embedded in my skull
2) Spread the concepts of Permaculture to more people
3) As a precursor to our own PDC far down the line.

I hope you enjoy:

Paper jam tastes about as you would expect. Try some on this tiny ad:
Self-Sufficiency on nearly 10 acres of Eden
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