Chapter 1 Basics of Geography

Spatialdistributionpatterncontd

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Unformatted text preview: stribution & pattern Spatial distribution & pattern • Spatial distribution: – the extent of the area or areas where a specific feature exists – i.e.) how much of NE Ohio consists of a city landscape? • Spatial Pattern: – the nature of how features are arranged spatially. – i.e.) Are the U.S. major metropolitan city areas clustered together or are they located far apart? Spatial distribution & pattern (cont’d) Spatial distribution & pattern (cont’d) • Spatial Interaction: – refers to different features existing in different locations impacting each other due to all things being interconnected through space. – i.e.) Low Pressure in north central U.S. may cause storms in the Ohio valley – i.e.) Earthquake in Pacific Ocean may lead to a tsunami e...
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