Study guide: Geography 100
Chapter 1a: Geography matters
Readings focus on pages 2-17
What is geography? What is human geography?
What do human geographers do?
What are maps?
How are they social products?
Human geography is part of a broader di
CLOUDS AND EXTREME WEATHER:
What is a cloud?
Aggregated tiny moisture droplets or ice crystals formed from condensation of
water vapour ( happens at the dew point)
Clouds are generally white in color
Mie scattering: scatters all visible wavelengths of
Glacial Land Systems:
What is a glacier?
snow flakes granular snow glacier ice
Once glacial ice reaches ~50 m of thickness it starts to deform and
flow under its own weight
Types of Glaciers:
1. Continental glaciers
a. Vast accumulations of ice, unconst
Weathering and Mass Wasting:
The comprehensive process of disintegrating and transporting material
away from its source
This includes any process that wears away or rearranges
This concept is known as Landscape Equilibrium
Pressure and Density
Density: mass of matter per unit volume ( Kg/m^3)
Pressure: Force per unit area ( PSI or N/m^2)
Atmospheric Pressure Equation:
n= number of particles
R= Constant of proportionali
96% of the earths water may be found in the oceans
Equal to 1.33 x 10^9 km squared of water
The sun also has a significant effect on tides
Calculating sea level is difficult due to tidal variations
Question 1a: classify your data using the table, then
construct a histogram like this sample graph:
Lab 5: Flood Hazard
Intervals on the x-axis, count on the y-axis.
River Cross Section
Question 1b: comment