Dartmoor’s Processes and Landscape

This essay was written for the Greenwell Cup on the processes which form Dartmoor’s landscapes. Assess the relative importance of both endogenic and exogenic processes in the formation of Dartmoor’s characteristic landscape.   Geomorphological processes that happen underground are described as endogenic, whereas exogenic geomorphological processes are those that occur above ground: both are necessary in forming any landscape, but endogenic processes are more important in … Continue reading Dartmoor’s Processes and Landscape

Biodiversity Expedition across Croatia

This is a write-up by James Dunne from his biodiversity expedition across Croatia with Operation Wallacea.  Between Thursday, 22nd July and Wednesday, 4th August 2021, I participated in a terrestrial and marine biodiversity expedition across Croatia with Operation Wallacea (Opwall). Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 07:00 am. An early start as far as summer holiday sleep schedules go. Having packed the evening before, I managed to … Continue reading Biodiversity Expedition across Croatia

The Importance of Muons to Geography

Muons are an extremely dense (207 times heavier than an electron), negatively charged subatomic particle. They were first discovered in 1936 by Carl D. Anderson and Seth Neddermeyer and are formed when high energy protons in cosmic rays collide with atomic nuclei in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. It has been estimated that around 10,000 reach any one square metre of Earth, every minute. Without going … Continue reading The Importance of Muons to Geography