Geography Study Guide - Geography Study Guide Chapter 1...

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Geography Study Guide Chapter 1 Major Subsystems: Atmosphere - gaseous blanket of air that envelops, shields, and insulates the earth Lithosphere - Solid earth, landforms, rocks, soils Hydrosphere - Waters on earth, oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers Biosphere - all living things: people, other animals, and plants Ecology - Study of relationships between organisms, whether animal or plant Environment- Our surroundings, made up of all physical, social and cultural aspects or our world that affect our growth Closed system - no substantial amount of matter crosses its boundaries, although energy can go in and out of a closed system. Open System - Both energy and matter move freely across subsystem boundaries as inputs and outputs. Equilibrium - The inputs and outputs of a system have balanced each other and are in an equal state giving it the term Feedback - interactions that cause change or adjustment between parts of a system - 2 kinds of feedback possible - 1. Negative - one change tends to offset another
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEO 110 taught by Professor Dickson during the Spring '08 term at Western Illinois University.

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