Aeolian denudation (wind) creates desert pavement b/c the wind carries all the fine
sediment away leaving only the pebbles and larger rocks tightly fitted together on the
Yardangs are rock formations created by mechanical erosion by wind sandblas
Behavioral geography is:
An approach to understanding human geographical behavior
It draws upon research findings in psych, but also economics, sociology and
Focuses on the cognitive processes underlying spatial reasoning, decision making
Geographical Information Systems
- is a set of tools for collecting, storing, reviewing, transforming, displaying, and
analyzing spatial data
- can also be used to display non-spatial data
It is stored in a data base
It is used to support decisions an
Urban Geography UG is the intersection of Urban Anthropology, Urban Sociology,
Urban economics and Urban Planning/Architecture.
What makes UG different is its focus on spatial variation/ areal differences
Inter-Urban -studies system/networks of cities and
Geography is the study of spaces and places as well as the study of spacial aspects of
-human geography is: urban and regional planning
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Albedo is the ratio of reflected to incident spectrally integrated solar radiation.
Glaciers flow to distribute their mass down glacier
Large accumulation = higher flow rates, more erosion and transportation.
Internal deformation - when
Economic status is Sectorial in a city, family status is concentric zonal and ethnic status
is multiple nuclei.
Social structure has multiple organizations
Human agency- the individual and collective decisions, actions, choices, etc. of
Rock that solidifies and crystallizes from magma is called igneous rock
The slower the magma cools the larger the crystals that are formed
Granite is formed from slow cooling magma and is an intrusive rock (slow rising)
Extrusive rocks com
During and after a rainfall event water moves downslope as sheet or overland flow.
Surface runoff concentrates in small rills which can become gullies which can become
Pore space - in all soils most of the total volume of the s
(Pop 2000-Pop 1999)/Pop 1999 * 100 gives you percentage of pop change
You can have growth w/o development
Location location location. Coal Hurst survives even with no development because it is
only 10 min from Leth and is a satellite suburban that depend