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14.4 People and Soil

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 14.4: People and Soil. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Sediment and Water, by EPA
This is the EPA's page dealing with contaminated water and sediment.

Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Available Water Capacity, by NRCS
This PDF (you must have Adobe Acrobat to view this file) looks at the properties that affect water availability in soil and how soil influences water quality.

Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Soil Erosion, by NRCS
This PDF (you must have Adobe Acrobat to view this file) reviews what erosion is, how to detect signs of erosion, why erosion is a problem, and possible solutions to reducing soil erosion.

Soil Erosion - Index of Maps, Facts, and Figures, by NRCS
This site contains a long list of soil erosion maps and tables, including data for wind and water erosion, and erosion on different types of soil. Map pages include color US maps as well as descriptions of the maps and definitions for "technical" terms.

Soil Erosion - Causes and Effects, by Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ontario, Canada
Discusses erosion by wind and erosion by water.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Sediment Deposition , by TERC
Observe how sediments are deposited.

Landscapes formed by Erosion, by TERC
Examine a landscape formed by erosion.

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