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Geography 1 Notes and support from this fledgling, Irish, educational, site are specifically designed for the needs of the Irish syllabus at both Leaving and Junior Certificate level. Teachers and Students are further advised that there are resources on all subjects available at Leaving and at ScoilNet. These are terrific and totally free sites.


  • The Geography Exchange Resource Centre. This link has been placed here for strategic resasons. It has so many excellent links that many geography teachers and students may wish to begin their geography studies here


  1. California's Beaches. Beaches are dynamic landforms altered by wind and waves in a continual process of creation and erosion

  2. Coastal Erosion and Beach Loss in Hawaii

  3. Geology and Geography of New York Bight Beaches Lots of links


  1. Deserts On our planet of extremes, perhaps the most frightening and yet fascinating environments are the deserts.

  2. Diversity and Cultural Richness of the World's Deserts Terrific graphics. Unless you have ISDN, you will pay the download-time-price because of the graphics. Great content and wonderful links

  3. Learn about the desert environment and the unique characteristics that define the beautiful arid and semi-arid landscapes of the American SouthwestLots of info, graphics and links

  4. Mojave National Preserve. Use the buttons on the left to find great materials on deserts and desertification

  5. Mojave National Preserve- World Deserts. Follow the links on the left

  6. Sonoran Desert Learn why there are efforts to preserve this natural resource for generations to come. Terrific graphics and links

  7. The Sahara


  1. Combat Desertification and Drought at the Dryland Web

  2. Climate Change and the Mediterranean Region. An executive summary from greenpeace. Click on bottom left of page if you want the full report

  3. Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. Great links

  4. Desertification. The world's great deserts were formed by natural processes interacting over long intervals of time

  5. Desertification: Serious Threat or Global Myth?

  6. Desertification and Drought. UN Convention to Combat Desertification and great related sites

  7. Desertification in Iceland. The extremely active soil erosion in Iceland often surprises visitors

  8. Desertification of Arid Lands A major historical and descriptive essay

  9. Desertification, Monitoring and Forecasting. Follow the links on the left for terrific resources or scroll the page to read the complete text of Greg Okin's Doctoral Dissertation on Desertification.

  10. Italian Clearinghouse mechanism on Desertification click on Indicators for assessing desertification in the Mediterranean and the other links for terrific resources on desertification

El Niño and La Niña

1. El Niño and Climate Prediction. Great information and graphics on El Niño as well as hundreds of links to related site

2. Real-time data from moored ocean buoys for improved detection, understanding and prediction of El Niño and La Niña.

3. Impacts of El Niño and benefits of El Niño prediction

4. El Niño Theme Page with information and links to La Niña and other relevant sites

5. Hot Air over water


  1. An Introduction to Estuaries. National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Great graphics

  2. Click on the Links to get specific information on over 20 National Estuarine Research Reserves.

  3. Visit Mobile bay Estuary for specific information and graphics

  4. Estuaries in North Carolina. Includes photos, an estuary cam, and a long Real Player video all about these gems of nature.


  1. Activities designed for students and teachers. Subject-specific experiments

  2. Glossary of Meteorological Terms, an alphabetical index

  3. Climate Change Info on meteorology, graphics and more links

  4. Climate Information . Link from previous site

  5. Meteorological Links National Meteorological Library. Hundreds of both Australian and International links


  1. Wetlands. Wetlands go by many names including swamps, marshes, and coastal estuaries. Great info. and graphics.

  2. Features that Distinguish Wetlands in the landscape, with links and graphics

  3. Photographs of Wetlands from diverse world locations

  4. Wetland Ecology and Conservation programme with lots of links

Visit the NCTE Website