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Natural Features & Ecosystems

Discussion of natural features including fog, tsunamis, geysers, snow, and frazil ice are included in this collection

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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park: The granite monolith of Half Dome is recognized throughout the world as an icon of Yosemite National Park. Thousands of visitors hike to the summit each year, rewarded with spectacular views and an experience that is not easily forgotten.


14 Mar 2013

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Yosemite National Park: Snow plays an important role in Yosemite's ecology while providing water for cities and farms. Winter visitors to the park experience a landscape transformed by snow.


14 Mar 2013

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Paleotsunami at Point Reyes

Natural Laboratory: Can Liam Reidy find evidence of a huge tsunami that occurred in central California during the early 1700’s? Tune in to find out.


14 Mar 2013

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Fog in the Redwoods

Redwood NP: How is fog created? How does fog benefit redwood trees? Watch this video to find out.


14 Mar 2013

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Declining Fog in Coastal California

Natural Laboratory: What is the role of fog along the California coast? How is the decline of fog affecting coast redwoods? Answers to these and similar questions are included in this audio file.


14 Mar 2013

Rank #5