Geographers, Chris Laingen, Ph.D. and Cameron Craig, set out to the Great Plains to research and film changes in America's Corn Belt. Here the two climbed to the highest point in Kansas...Mount Sunflower.
The Department of Geology/Geography is dedicated to providing students an exceptional Integrative Learning experience in the geosciences. With outstanding laboratories, equipment, and first rate professors and instructors, students graduate with a firm foundation that leads them to rewarding career opportunities or post-graduate degrees.
The department offers many areas of study/focus such as Geology, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Broadcast Meteorology, Earth Science Teaching, Social Science Teaching, Environmental and International Studies. To harness student potential, the department works with local businesses and local/state governments to provide paid internship opportunities.
Drought Begins to Sneak Back to the Region
August's total precipitation was recorded at 0.41", here at EIU, putting the month 2.93 below the 30-year average of 3.34". The driest August occurred in 1929 with 0.33". The reason behind the return of dry conditions across Central Illinois and the western Midwest is due to the jet stream remaining in southern Canada putting a ridge of warm dry air across the central portion of the United States. Hot temperatures associated with the ridge also promoted high evaporation rates of moisture in the surface. Various opportunities of rain were seen with isolated thunderstorm cells over the last two weeks; however, the dry surface conditions quickly evaporated any precipitation before the rain hit the surface. Relief from hot conditions will return this next week with daytime highs dropping into the lower 80s. Forecasts indicate continued dryness for the next six to ten days. The outlook for September indicates above normal precipitation.
Very cold conditions continue with wind chill values dropping into the negative single digits.
Dry work week continues one more day.
Next storm system will bring snow on Friday evening. We are monitoring the timing of this system.
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The Department's Integrative Learning Opportunities
Selected short film productions from the Department of Geology/Geography and Tempestas et Caelum Productions demonstrating the vast opportunities available from the department at Eastern Illinois University.