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Unformatted text preview: Topic 01 Introduc<on to Physical Geography Subdisciplines of Geography Physical Geography Focus on how processes shape earth's systems Branches of physical geography Climatology and Hydrology Earth Composi<on and Materials Geomorphology Biogeography Geography 211 (Fall 2009) 9/9/09 1 Methods in Physical Geography 1. Field based measurements 2. Experimental measurements Wildfire studies at Kootenay Na<onal Park St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minnesota, USA 3. Mathema<cal models and sta<s<cs 4. GIS for spatial analysis 5. Remote sensing Mumbai, India Global Geographic Concerns Important topics related to physical geography include: Climate change Biodiversity Pollu<on degrada<on of freshwater, air, oceans, soil Natural hazards (e.g., landslides, wildfire, weather/ climate) Geography 211 (Fall 2009) 9/9/09 2 ...
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- Fall '08