Geography 111 Study Guide, Exam 1
1. Whats the difference between spatial and temporal scales?
Spatial has to do with size and distance while temporal is time-related.
2. Whats the difference between large and small scales of geographic inqui
Geography 111, Gervais
Exam 2 study guide
1. Explain why temperature is reduced in coastal areas.
Temperature is reduced near the coastal areas because the time it takes to heat up the
water takes long to heat up land. Theref
1. Pressure difference - The molecules in air generally flow from
areas of higher pressure to areas of lower pressure this flow of air
is what we call wind.
a. Solar Heating - As the sun warms the earths surface, the
atmosphere warms too. Some parts of th
Rivers of Air: Atmospheric circulation
Unequal heating of Earths surface creates pressure differences, creating air movement
Measuring the wind
Aerovane measures wind direction(w/ a wind vane) and speed (w/ anemometer)
The beaufort wind scale 0
Wind systems and Storm systems
Microscale -> Synopticscale
Microscale: 2Km and down (Tornadoes)
Mesoscale: Several Hundred Km (Thunderstorms)
Synoptic: 1000 km (monsoons)
Larger systems have longer duration
Land and Sea Breezes
Occur in the tropics e