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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 Humans 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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