js2200fallsyl - GEO2200 Section 2289 Physical Geography(Gen...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 GEO2200: Section # 2289 Physical Geography (Gen. Ed. ‗P‘) Dr. Jane Southworth Professor Department of Geography LECTURES : WM 0100 Tuesday - Period 7-8, 3:00-4:55 pm Thursday – Period 8, 4:05-4:55 pm Office Hours – Tues/Thurs 1:00 - 2:45 pm. TUR 3129, or by appointment. Email [email protected] INTRODUCTION Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Eighth Edition is organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, presenting subjects in the same sequence in which they occur in nature—an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. Section I – The Energy Atmosphere System Our planet and our lives are powered by the radiant energy from the Sun. Earth‘s atmosphere acts as an efficient filter. The unevenness of daily energy receipt empowers atmospheric and surface energy budgets, giving rise to global patterns of temperature and circulation of wind and ocean currents. Section II – The Water, Weather and Climate Systems Earth is the water planet. We see the daily dynamics of the atmosphere – the powerful interaction of moisture and energy, of stability and instability, and the variety of cloud forms – as daily weather patterns, the hydrological cycle, water resources, and climate. Section III – The Earth-Atmosphere Interface Earth is a dynamic planet whose surface is shaped by two broad systems. The endogenic system encompasses internal processes that produce flows of heat and material from deep below Earth‘s
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 crust. Earth‘s surface responds by moving, warping, and breaking, sometimes in dramatic episodes. At the same time, the exogenic system involves external processes involving air, water and ice, all powered by solar energy. Section IV – Soils, Ecosystems and Biomes Earth is the home of the only known biosphere, a unique, complex and interactive system of abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) components working to sustain a tremendous diversity of life. Today we face crucial issues, principally the preservation of the diversity of life. The resilience of the biosphere, as we know it, is being tested in a real-time, one-time experiment, as global climate systems shift. OFFICE HOURS Tues/Thurs 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. 3129 Turlington Hall or by appointment. E-mail:
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PRIMARY 1044 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Western State Colorado University .

Page1 / 5

js2200fallsyl - GEO2200 Section 2289 Physical Geography(Gen...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online