A Virtual Field Trip of Physical Geography
in Ventura County

This website is a Virtual Field Trip of Physical Geography in Ventura County. Created to improve geographic education in local secondary schools, colleges and universities in and around Ventura County, California; this project acts as an interactive website with maps, photographs and images, instructional material, suggested activities, and links to related sites. The intent of this project is to further geographic knowledge in the academic and non-academic community, benefiting geography or science students and teachers, tourists interested in the physical environment, and all other interested community members.

All you have to do is point and click onto the section numbers or the theme-based table of contents links below to navigate the site.  An image of Ventura County is adjacent to the table of contents for visual reference.  Also, use the links at the bottom of this page to access the message about instruction, tools needed during instruction, special acknowledgements, a blip about the author, comments and suggestions about the site, the answers key, the master's thesis based on this website, and suggested activities with links.  It's fun and easy, so go ahead and try it!

Note: click here for message about instruction.

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Table of Contents

Ventura County Image

  1. Essentials of Geography

  2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons

  3. Earth's Modern Atmosphere

  4. Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances

  5. Global Temperatures

  6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations

  7. Water and Atmospheric Moisture

  8. Weather

  9. Water Resources

  10. Global Climate Systems

  11. The Dynamic Planet

  12. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism

  13. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement

  14. River Systems and Landforms

  15. Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes

  16. The Oceans, Coastal Processes and Landforms

  17. Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms

  18. The Geography of Soils

  19. Ecosystem Essentials

  20. Terrestrial Biomes

  21. Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium

(All sections and themes based on Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, by Christopherson.  See the Acknowledgements and References section for citations.)





(Ventura County sunset at Oxnard Shores)

Virtual Field Trip definition: a guided exploration through the web that organizes a collection of pre-screened, thematically based web pages into a structured online learning experience. (Source: Foley, 2003)

Physical Geography definition: the study of physical features of the earth's surface (Source: Dictionary)

Ventura County, California map:

Message About Instruction      Tools         Acknowledgements and References    About the Author   

Comments and Suggestions      Answers Key      Thesis

Suggested Activities with Links

2006 Jessica Douglas

Physical Geography Lectures:

Ch-1&2    Ch-3    Ch-4    Ch-5   

Ch-6    Ch-7    Ch-8    Ch-9    Ch-10

Ch-11    Ch-12    Ch-13    Ch-14    Ch-15

Ch-16    Ch-17    Ch-18    Ch-19    Ch-20


Human Geography Lectures:

HG-1    HG-2    HG-3    HG-4    HG-5    HG-6

HG-7    HG-8    HG-9    HG-10    HG-11    HG-12 

HG-13    HG-14


World Geography Lectures:

WG-0    WG-1    WG-2    WG-3    WG-4    WG-5   

WG-6    WG-7    WG-8    WG-9    WG-10   

WG-11    WG-12


Environmental Science Lectures:

Intro    Section1A    Section1B    Section2

Section3    Section4    Section5A    Section5B