Chapter 8

Chapter 8 - chapter 8 16:57 1/16 • 38 countries west of...

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Unformatted text preview: chapter 8 16:57 1/16 • 38 countries west of Russian domain • Relatively small, densely settled • Eastern boundary defined by worldview [figure 8.1] Environmental issues • Acid rain • Pollution o Coastal, rivers, urban air • Transformation of wood/wetlands Physical setting • Earthquakes & volcanoes (b/c of mountain ranges) • New crustal formation along mid-Atlantic ridge • Marshy lowland along North sea in Netherlands • Drought on the Iberian peninsula • Artic conditions in Northern Scandinavia Plate tectonics [figure 2.3] Formation of new crust: • Iceland on mid-Atlantic ridge o Volcanoes & geysers o Geothermal energy o Human’s efforts @ control • Island of Surtsey created November, 1963 1/18 • Much of Europe has a “maritime” climate • Mediterranean and Atlantic act as a “blanket Climate • Interpretation of climographs: o Average daily temperature highs and lows o Average monthly precipitation o Relative distance N or S of equator • b/c earth tilted 23.5degrees: o equator (0 latitude) o tropics (get a lot of solar energy) cancer (23.5N lat) Capricorn (23.5S lat) o...
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Chapter 8 - chapter 8 16:57 1/16 • 38 countries west of...

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