GPH 111 Study Guide 1

GPH 111 Study Guide 1 - GPH 111 Study Guide 1 Earth systems...

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GPH 111 Study Guide 1 Earth systems science – a science that contributes to our emerging view of Earth as a complete entity Geography – the science that studies the relationships among natural systems, geographic areas, society, cultural activities, and the interdependence of all these over space Physical geography – the spatial analysis of all the physical elements and processes that make up the environment Location – absolute and relative location on Earth Place – tangible and intangible living and nonliving characteristics that make each place uniquie Spatial analysis – the examination of spatial interactions, patterns, and variations over area and/or space Scientific method – an approach that uses applied common sense in an organized and objective manner; observation, generalization, formulation of hypothesis, development of a theory System – any ordered, interrelated set of things and their attributes, linked by flows of energy and matter Equilibrium – steady state or dynamic Model – simplified, idealized representation of part of the real world
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