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Chapter 1: Georgia's Physical Geography

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but it can be tricky to find what you need. Whether you are researching a specific topic, completing an activity, or simply curious to learn more, the links below can help you focus your search and save time.

Georgia Wildlife Web: Regions of Georgia gawildlife/ gawwregions.html
Describes the physical geography of Georgia regions. Includes elevation figures and information on vegetation commonly found in Georgia.

The Geology of Georgia default.php?PK=0& &iPage=5
University of Georgia site covering geologic history of Georgia, the four geologic regions in the state, and various geologic hazards. Site offers definitions and explanations of terms such as Georgia marble, Georgian gold coins, and the Cherokee nation.

Climate Information water/ climate/ sercc/ climateinfo/ climate_info.html
Southeast Regional Climate Center site providing precipitation and temperature maps, drought and agricultural data, tropical storm and hurricane information, historical climate summaries, and current weather.

What Fish Live in the Streams of Metropolitan Atlanta? publications/ fs091_95/ fs091_95.html
U.S. Geological Survey site answers this question with maps, tables, and an informative explanation of how to count fish.

Water learningweb/ explorer/ topic_water.htm
A comprehensive site from the U.S. Geological Survey on water. Includes feature sections and links to topics such as groundwater, surface water, and hydrology. Includes a groundwater atlas of the U.S. and the "Water Use Report", 2000.

CLIMATE: Tornadoes index.html
The Tornado Project Online covers tornadoes by focusing on myths, oddities, personal experiences, safety, and shelters. It also includes descriptions and photographs.

Storms k12/ html/ storms2.html
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration site explores four topics: tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and forecasting. Includes informative links to university weather programs, satellite pictures, cloud formation research, and hurricane tracking data.

USGS Water Resources of Georgia
U.S. Geological Survey site covering the use and quality of ground water and surface water for each region of Georgia. Includes information on Georgia water use for 2000, maps of current stream flows, and online publications with charts, tables, and posters of water use and quality studies.