Physical Geography

Rubinstein Chapter 1

Scale is The relationship between the length of an object on a map and that feature on the landscape. 1:24,000 is an example of what kind of scale? Fractional scale What elements of study do human and physical geography have in common? They are concerned with where things occur and why they occur where they […]

5. Latin America And North America

Which of the following is /not/ a leading urban center in Venezuela? Salvador. Which Latin American country contains the /largest/ Japanese community outside of Japan? Brazil. Today there are several areas throughout Canada where indigenous peoples have local or regional control. _____ became the largest in 1999. Nunavut _____ is one of the first Latin […]

Human Geography Flashcards

Birth Rate Number of live births per one thousand populations in a year Rate of Natural Increase The birth rate minus the death rate Fertility Rate The average number of children a woman of childbearing years will have in her lifetime. Population Density The average number of people that live in a measurable area Population […]

geography 1

the beach at ipanema, brazil can be studied using tools…….. a. only from human geography b. From both metric and English systems of measure e. only from physical geography c. from both human and physical geography d. only from oceanography c. from both human and physical geography which is not an example of a functional […]

Geography Chapter 7 (Test 3)

What is the approximate population of sub-Saharan Africa? 809 million Which of the following statements is not true of sub-Saharan Africa? a) it is growing at the rate of about 2.5% per year b) the nations of Europe had little to no interest in colonizing the region in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries c) it […]

GEOG 110 Chapter 1

Geography combines disciplines from the physical and life sciences with disciplines from the human and cultural sciences to attain a holistic view of the Earth Geography’s spatial viewpoint examines the nature and character of physical space and the distribution of phenomena within it Geographic science integrates a wide range of subject matter traditionally categorized into […]

subfields of physical geography

geomorphology landforms climatology The study of weather conditions over long periods from years to millions of years. hydrography study of investigating bodies of water biogeography Geographic distribution of species geology Science dealing with the earth’s history as recorded in rocks

Geo – Physical Geography

They physical geography of Europe is best described as what? a large peninsula, emerging from the western edge of the Eurasian continent, made up of many smaller peninsulas Europe’s largest port is what? Rotterdamn Western Europe is dominated by a temperate mid-latitude climate Practices that keep European energy consumption much lower than American consumption per […]

Physical Geography Exam 1

Geography the science of the earth’s surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products. Physical Geography Rocks, minerals, landforms, water, weather, flora, fauna, soil Cultural Geography Populations, settlements, economic activities, transportation, recreational activities, languages, religion, political systems, traditions Atmosphere Air, surrounds the earth up to 10,000 km from the Earth’s surface, more than 50% of […]

Acient China ch5 gr6

dike a protective wall that controls or holds back water loess yellow brown soil civil service the group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government extended family closely related people of several generations philosophy a system of beliefs and values warlord a local leader of an armed group […]

GEO 102 Midterm 1 Chapter 1

Geography is described as A spatial science The word spatial refers to The nature and character of physical space A principle methodology governing geographic inquiry Involves spatial analysis Which of the following best describes the current emphasis in the field of physical geography? Understanding how Earth’s systems interact to produce natural phenomena Which of the […]

AP Human Geography Midterm

Popular culture Jeans provide a good example of material culture that is adopted by a number of different societies. They are also an example of __________ Humans have practiced geography at least since the time of Ancient Greek Civilization. Where are the origins of geography? They are concerned with where things occur and why they […]

Chapter – U.S. & Canada – Physical Geography

tundra a cold, dry region that is covered with snow for more than half the year glacier a huge slow-moving mass of snow and ice permafrost a permanently frozen layer of ground which thaws only during the Arctic summer prairie a region of flat or rolling land covered with grasses alluvial soil the fertile topsoil […]

phys geography

Geographers study spatial patterns. true Geographers use only the scientific method to conduct their research. false There is a lot of variety in the types of careers that geographers have, and physical geographers have good salaries on average. true Geographical information systems (GIS) are only used to map nice-looking maps. false Both physical and human […]

Sub-branches of Physical geography

Geomorphology field concerned with understanding the surface of the Earth and the processes by which it is shaped, both at the present as well as in the past. Geomorphology as a field has several sub-fields that deal with the specific landforms of various environments e.g. desert geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology, however, these sub-fields are united […]

Physical geography of Europe vocabulary flash cards ?

Polder Drained area used for farming and settlement Dikes Earthen or stone banks that are created to hold back water Fjords Long narrow steep sided inlets Loess Fine rich wind-borne soil Foehns Dry winds from the mountains Avalanche Destructive mass which slides down a mountainside Mistral Strong north wind from the alps Siroccos High dry […]

Practice Exam, Ch. 1

The word geography comes from the Greek, meaning ________. Earth description Which of the following is NOT a major topic taught in a course of introductory physical geography? population Earth’s “life zone” in the atmosphere extends from Earth’s surface to an altitude of approximately ________ kilometers. 5 Which of the following is NOT a topic […]

Physical Geography Quiz 1

Define Geography Study of Space and place. How natural processes and human activity shape our world. Investigate the meaning behind the changing patterns and how this relates to various locations. Describe the relationship between human and physical geography … Name one example of how the physical environment impacts our lives (explain) … Latitude Angular distance […]

answer the following geography chapters 9-13

which country is the largest in LA brazil which countries of SA border the Atlantic ocean Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, french guiana describe the characteristics of the Amazon lowland area 80 inches of rain with temperatures, about 80 degrees with a continuous growing season what parts of LA are prone to hurricanes low-lying […]


Remote Sensing Use of aircraft and satellites to observe and measure the earth’s surface Sensors (Remote Sensing) Photographic images, Thermal images, Multispectral scanners, radar images Multispectral scanners A device that senses and records datat about light of different wavelengths Environmental Geography The study of the impact humans have on the physical environment, and the environment’s […]

Physical Geography Chapter 1

The examination of the relationships between organisms and their environments is the science known as ecology Which of the following best describes absolute location? a location 40 degrees north latitude and 90 degrees west longitude The extent of an area or areas where a feature exists and the arrangements of the features in Earth space […]

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