310Exam1PreviewF10 - GEOG 310 Geography of Kansas Fall 2010...

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GEOG 310 – Geography of Kansas Fall 2010 Exam #1 Preview I. Location and Description (6 Multiple Choice (MC), 3 Short Answer (SA)) - When and why was the U.S. Public Land Survey authorized? What did the surveyors do? o It was dated back to the U.S. Congress 1785 - How do degrees of longitude change as you move to higher latitudes? o They get smaller and smaller as they get closer to the north pole. - What are the components of the U.S. Public Land Survey? o East-West lines are called baselines o North-South lines are called principle meridians o Range lines are surveyed in a series of north south lines east and west of principle meridians o Tier Lines are surveyed in a series of east west lines north and south of baselines o Township is 36 square miles - Be able to use the U.S. Public Land Survey II. Climate of Kansas (4 MC, 4 SA) - What brings precipitation to Kansas over the course of a year? o Summertime precipitation from convectional uplift which is when warm surface temperatures and the air starts to lift in the air and has to have a lot of precipitation in the air and the winter months are much dryer from the cyclonic uplift which is a low pressure system. Cyclones can effect several states in precipitation. Western Kansas is dryer because the rocky mountains make storms lose
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course GEOG 310 taught by Professor Bolton during the Spring '11 term at Kansas State University.

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310Exam1PreviewF10 - GEOG 310 Geography of Kansas Fall 2010...

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