phyical geography

Geography
Geography is a _____ science?
Spatial
Physical Geography studies…
Weather, landforms, and soil.
How many timezones are on the earth?
24
Parallels run___ and run ___ from the equator.
East to West and run North to South.
3 types of map scales

1. Graphic scale

2. Verbal Scale

3. represenative fraction. (unitless)

Which would be a small scale map?

a) Detroit

b) Michigan

c) US

***d) North America

insolation
incoming solar radiation.
Reasons for Seasons

1) Earths Shape

2) Earths Tilt

3) Rotation

4)Revolution

5) Parallelism of earths axis.

Ophelion
far sun
perihelion
close sun
Autumnal Equinox
sept 21st
Winter Solstice
Dec 21st
Spring Equinox
March 21st
Summer Solstice
June 21st
The uneven distribution of Earths heating is primarily due to…
Shape
If a baseball player wants to get the most daylight hours this day would be best…
Sept 21st
The tropic of Cancer lies at
23.5 N
The Arctic Circle lies at…
66.5 N
The tropic of Capricorn lies at…
23.5 S
The Antarctic circle lies at…
66.5 S
The circle of illumination passes where on the winter solstice?
tangent to the arctic and antarctic circle.
the subsolar point on the fall equinox is…
0 degrees
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere

1. Nitrogen (78%)

2. 02 (21%)

3. Argon/ trace gasses (1%)

Particulates
dust and ash = smog
Classification

1. function (2 layers)

2. composition (2 layers)

3. Temperature (4 layers)

wind chill is based on what two factors?
wind speed and temp.
the single most influential variable on temperature is?
latitude
the greatest anual range of temperatures occur over asia…?
true
atmospheric pressure
weight of the atmosphere
WIND

* High pressure to low

* Named after the direction they come from

windward
facing into wind, coller, wetter.
leeward
dryer, hotter
Coriolis Force

least at equator

most at poles (omph)

 

apparent deflection to the right from the objects direction.

friction

strength determines by:

 

– roughness of surface

– proximity to surface

– speed of the wind

winds that blow perpindicular to the isobars
geostrophic
coreolis provides deflection to the …
right

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