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Define geography...
a spacial science; subject studies the spatial aspects of physical and cultural phenomena
Define Temporal
deals with time
3 subdivisions of geography
Human Geography, Physical Geography,and Mapping sciences
Define PHYSICAL geography
geographic study of the earth's natural environments
List 7 subfields and cognate field of physical geography.
climatology: climate
geomorphology: landforms
biogeography: plants/animals
hydrology: water
glaciology: ice
pedology: soil
quaternary: temporary environmental changes
physical geographer
(is what & studies what?)
earth scientist; spatial variations, broad disiciplanary training, time scale, human-environ. interaction
Holistic Approach
the earth as a system of interdependent parts
what are the 4 interacting scales?
atmosphere
hydrosphere
lithosphere
biosphere
atmosphere
mixture of gases that surround the earth
List 7 subfields and cognate field of physical geography.
climatology: climate
geomorphology: landforms
biogeography: plants/animals
hydrology: water
glaciology: ice
pedology: soil
quaternary: temporary environmental changes
physical geographer
(is what & studies what?)
earth scientist; spatial variations, broad disiciplanary training, time scale, human-environ. interaction
Holistic Approach
the earth as a system of interdependent parts
what are the 4 interacting scales?
atmosphere
hydrosphere
lithosphere
biosphere
atmosphere
mixture of gases that surround the earth
paleotempestology
hunting prehistoric hurricane w/ mud and sand, by geological and archival techniques
appx. return period for the "big one"; catastrophic
300 years
primary succession
takes place in an area which has not supported any living community before.
hydrarch succession
AQUATIC succession
>lake filling up w/ sediment--into resivoire
xerarch succession
terrestrial succession
>coastal sand dunes
>newly solidified lavaflow