Geography

BYU GEO120 Exam 1

bubble economy A highly inflated economy that cannot be sustained. Bubble economies usually reesult from rapid influx of international capital into a developing country. centrifugal forces Cultural and political forces – such as liinguistic minorities, separatists, and fringe groups – that pull away from and weaken an existing nation-state. centripetal forces Cultural and political forces […]

BYU GEO 110 Exam 2

Floodplains – why do people live there? People live in floodpalin areas because of the fertile soil, easy/cheap shipping and good fishing. What are some benefits of flooding? 1. Maintain wetland habitat2. It provides natural irrigation – watering the crops3. Flooding deposits silt in the floodplains, removes salt What are some flood hazards? Drowning Diseases […]

BYU GEO 110 Ch 7

What is mass wasting? downslope movement of earth’s materials the term landslides sometimes includes debris flow, rock falls, and avalanches The most common landform on the erath Slopes. Where are free face slopes more common? On strong rocks or in arid environments. Describe a free face slope. A high cliff of hard rock that forms […]

BYU GEO 101 Exam 3

Badlands HIghly erodable, soft terrain. Lacks vegetation because the rain washes away the thin soil layer. Occur in steep areas. Deflation(Wind) Picks up and moves silt and sand.(Sand does not get lifted into the atmosphere; silt may blow a few hundred feet) Desertification A type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region […]

BYU GEO 101 Exam 2

What is weathering? The breakdown of rock by physical and chemical reactions with air and water. How do smooth rocks get cracks? -Naturally occuring from the expanding and contracting from the cooling process-Earthquakes-Lava – as it cools, it contracts, causing cracks These affect the type and rate of weathering. Climate and rock type Rock breaks […]

BYU GEO101 Exam 1

What is Geography? The study of space and place. The study of the WHY of the WHERE What do geographers study? – Where things are located on the earth’s crust– Why things are located in certain places– How places differ from one another– How people interact with the environment Two principle branches of Geography Physical […]

ByState-All

Delaware Order=01 – 1787 Dec 07 State=Delaware Captial=Dover Abbr=DE Pennsylvania Order=02 – 1787 Dec 12 State=Pennsylvania Captial=Harrisburg Abbr=PA New Jersey Order=03 – 1787 Dec 18 State=New Jersey Captial=Trenton Abbr=NJ Georgia Order=04 – 1788 Jan 02 State=Georgia Captial=Atlanta Abbr=GA Connecticut Order=05 – 1788 Jan 09 State=Connecticut Captial=Hartford Abbr=CT Massachusetts Order=06 – 1788 Feb 06 State=Massachusetts Captial=Boston […]

ByOrder-All

1 Order=01 – 1787 Dec 07 State=Delaware Captial=Dover Abbr=DE 2 Order=02 – 1787 Dec 12 State=Pennsylvania Captial=Harrisburg Abbr=PA 3 Order=03 – 1787 Dec 18 State=New Jersey Captial=Trenton Abbr=NJ 4 Order=04 – 1788 Jan 02 State=Georgia Captial=Atlanta Abbr=GA 5 Order=05 – 1788 Jan 09 State=Connecticut Captial=Hartford Abbr=CT 6 Order=06 – 1788 Feb 06 State=Massachusetts Captial=Boston Abbr=MA […]

Buddism/Hinduism

Reincarnation in Hindusim and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn again and again it acheives perfect understanding KARMA in Hinduism and Buddhism, the totalilty of good and bad deeds performed by a person, which is belived to determine his/her’s fate after rebirth Dharma the teaching and Buddha Moksa the ultimate meaning of […]

BTHS Geography Chapter 5

Great Plains a largely treeless area that continues the ascent of the American interior lowlands to about 4,000 feet Appalachian Mountains One of two major mountain chains in the United States and Canada. Both chains run north and south. The Appalachian Mountains extend some 1600 miles from Newfoundland in Canada to Alabama. Can you tell […]

BTHS Geography Chapter 4

Culture The total of knowledge, attitudes, and Behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group. Culture acts as a bluebrint for how a group of people should behave if they want to fit in with the group. Culture involves the following: food & shelter, religion, relationships, language, education, security, political […]

BTHS Geography Chapter 3

What is the angle of tilt of the earth’s access? 23.5 Degrees Solstice In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice (June 21) is the longest daylight of the year. ; The winter solstice, December 21, has the least amount of daylight hours of any day in the year. Equinox The eqinox occurs when the sun […]

BTHS Geography Chapter 2

Continents Landmasses above water on earth Solar System Consists of the sun and nine known planets, as well as other celestial bodies that orbit the sun.  The solar system also contains comets, spheres covered with ice and dust that leave trails of vapor as they race through space. Asteroids – large chunks of rocky material […]

BTHS Geography Chapter 1

Greek Term – geographia To describe the earth Geography the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth Mental Maps Maps that people carry in their minds – such as finding you classroom, cafeteria – or your way home. Mr. Lip Mr. Lip is an acronym for the 5 […]

Vocabulaire

Espace urbain Espace defini comme constitue de ville.En France c’est une commune de 2000 hab.et moins de 150 m2 sans hab. Conflit d’usage Gestion durable Espace a dominante rurale/ urbaine Intermodalite Periurbanisation Amenagement Collectivite territoriale Cooperation transfrontaliere Metropole regionale Region SRADDT Acroissement naturel Baby-boom Contraintes Obstacle a l’exploitation, et a l’occupation d’un espace par l’homme. […]

Bradshaw Model

Discharge INCREASES Discharge is always increasing since tributaries feed more water into the stream. Throughflow, Groundwater Flow and Surface Runoff also increase contributing to discharge. Channel Width INCREASES Tributaries and flows directly increase ‘volume’ of water and river width increases due to lateral erosion. Channel Depth INCREASES Tributaries and flows directly increase ‘volume’ of water […]

Boadicea – Geography

Dependency Theory: the notion that resources flow from a “periphery” of poor and underdeveloped states to a “core” of wealthy states, enriching the latter at the expense of the former. The world system, the ‘core’ and the ‘periphery’ the notion that resources flow from a “periphery” of poor and underdeveloped states to a “core” of […]

Block 1 – Geography

Insolation Incoming Solar Radiation Solstice 1st day of Summer & Winter seasons, June 21 and December 21. They have the most tilt. The sun is shining on the Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn Specific Heat The amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1° C Subsolar Point The location […]

BJU Geography ch 16-29

Shatter Belt Region in Central Eurasia that is so called because the borders continually change. Iron Curtain A imaginary line dividing the Soviet East with the Democratic West Preventing anyone in the East from entering the West. Eurasia’s Climate Humid Continental Baltic Rim States Poland Lithuania Latvia Estonia Poland is refered to as this… The […]

Biomes – Geography

Inselberg A solid monolithic rock formation that was once below ground level. Softer ground erodes leaving the Inselberg eg. Uluru Mesa A plateau like section of higher land with a flat top but steep sides. Flat top was once ground level. Mesa is wider than it is high. Butte The remaining solid core of what […]

Biomes – Geography

How are unique biomes created? Because of Continental Drift, plants/animals split up and become different because areas (like Australia) are seperated for a long time evolution Charles Darwin plants/animals adapt to changes in the enviroment (will die if they don’t) Biome classification “Biomes are classified by predominant vegetation which is characterized by adaptations of organisms […]

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