I am Jacob Rosdal, a student at the University of Colorado at Denver. This is a blog for Physical Geography 1202. For the semester I have chosen to do the physical geography on Australia. Picking Australia was honestly a easy choice for me. Ever since I was a kid I always thought Australia seemed like a cool place and have always wanted to visit some day. Seeing as how I would like to visit, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to find out more about the countries physical geography.
The thing that captured my attention about Australia is that it is both an Island, Continent, and Country all in one. Australia has been know to have a stable geologic history. It is also the flattest, lowest, and oldest continental land mass on earth.
(This map shows the elevation of Australia)
The climate of Australia is usually arid to semi-arid in the sound and the east, and is very tropical in the north. The elevation on Australia varies from -15 miles,at Lake Eyre, to 2,229 miles which is located at Mount Kosciuszko.
Seeing as how Australia is the lowest and one of the driest land masses on the earth, it can be classified as a desert. Australia’s total desert area equates to about 18 percent of Australia’s land mass. The largest of Australia’s deserts is Great Victoria desert at 348,750 square kilometers.
(Great Victoria Desert)