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Physical Geography is....
Branch of geography that deals with natural processes occuring at or near the Earth's surfaces that provide physical setting for human and biological activity
Earths 4 Spheres..........Name and define
Atmosphere
Hydroshpere- Water at or near surface
*Lithosphere- Strong, brittle, outermost rock layer of the Earth
Biosphere- Where we are
Geomorphology
Study of Earth's surface processes and land forms
Hydrology
Distribution, Storage and movement of water
Pedology
Soil science and management
Meteorolgy
Study of atmospheric physics
Climatology
Defines, describes and explains climatic patterns
Biogeography
Defines, describes and explains patterns of plant and animal distribution
Oceanography
Study of ocean including physical boundaries and chemistry and physics of water
INCLUDES MARINE BIOLOGY