Name_ Physical Geography Study Guide for Exam 1
Exam 1 is worth 50 points. It covers Chapter 1
1) Analyzing and learning more about physical features that change over space and time is called
2) Which line is the reference line for longitudes? _
A) The importance of rising air in the water cycle is because it causes clouds to form and
leads to precipitation. In order for precipitation to come about air is moved upward and
cooled due to the adiabatic process.
B) The four lifting mechanisms are;
1) The difference between weather and climate is that weather changes minute to minute and
daily, while climate is the long term average weather conditions. It takes 30 years or more of
data for it to be considered a climate change.
3) A mid-latitude cycl
My Name is Kelsey I go to school full time and work at the village of unity in the dining
room and catering. I have been there for almost 3 years now. When I am not at school or work I
like to spend time with my friends and family, relaxin
A) In a sentence or two, explain why discussion responses are important in an online course.
The reason why discussion responses are important is that we can share the ideas with classmates
instead of discussion in traditional class. We cant understand
The Earths atmosphere receives shortwave solar radiation and emits longwave radiation.
However, much of the longwave radiation is absorbed by H2Ov, CO2, and other gases, which are
called greenhouse gases. The absorbed radiation including these greenhouse
A) I can see physical features of New York states such as oceans, mountains, lakes, rivers,
reservoir, and forests.
B) When I see the river or ocean, I can recognize the changes in the depth of the water.
C) A lot of physical elements affect this feature.
: This is the most important global annual temperature control. Most annual temperature is
decided by latitude.
: It is related to locations which are located next to the oceans, seas, or lakes.
: It is related to lo
Study Guide 3 for Final
READ CAREFULLY! Make sure you understand the concepts in all of the questions. Although the
questions will be similar on the final, they will be modified. For example, in question 10, instead of asking
for what happens on Dec 21st,
Your Name_ Physical Geography Study Guide for Exam 2
Exam 2 is worth 100 points. It covers: Chapter 2, 3, 4, and 5 (up to p. 140 in ch. 5).
1. Study all of this!
2. Study the active learning exercises and the DRs on the last section.
Longwave radiation from Earth absorbed by greenhouse gases such as: CO2, H2O vapor,
Methane and other gases
Increased amounts of these gases increases the absorption of heat in lower atmosphere
The greenhouse effect is the absorption of outgoing longwave