Week 1 Location and Climate Assignment (2).docx - HIS 300 World and Regional Geography Week 1 Location and Climate Exercise By Colleen Megill Purpose

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HIS 300 World and Regional Geography Week 1 Location and Climate Exercise By: Colleen Megill Purpose: This assignment involves two geographic concepts: location and climate . You will be examining two locations: 1. Wilmington, DE 2. Shanghai, China These two cities are located on nearly opposite sides of the planet, and their locations provide key indicators about their respective climates. Climate is important in understanding the influences that, among other things, precipitation and temperature have on a region, or on a smaller scale, a city. In this assignment, you will examine the climates for Wilmington and Shanghai and report your findings by answering the questions below. Directions: Use this document for your answers Answer the 5 questions below (there are two sections). Your answers must be written in your own words and adequately address each question – be concise, yet thorough. Note: you must provide citations and references for all sources that you use. Upload your completed assignment to Blackboard using the Week 1 Location and Climate Assignment link. Questions/Responses: In Chapter 1 of your textbook, the authors detail a version of the Koppen classification system for world climatic regions or “climate regions”. Think about Wilmington, Delaware’s climate classification (temperate climate C) and compare the climate characteristics with Shanghai, China (also a type C climate). SECTION 1: LOCATION (use the text and your own research to answer these 3 questions) 1. Absolute Location ( 15 Points ): a. What is the absolute location for each of these cities? The absolute location is the exact coordinates on a map. The absolute location for Wilmington, Delaware is “39º 74' N, 75º 54' W”. The absolute location for Shanghai, China is “31.2304° N, 121.4737° E”. (“Explore the World”, 2017) b. Research the local geography of each city and briefly describe the significant or unique features that define these cities in terms of their absolute location. Think about the landscape. Is it flat?
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