Geog 272 Final
Precipitation: Forms of precipitation: rain, snow, hail, dew, frost, and fog drip. Freezing rain.
Types of precipitation: convectional, cyclonic, and orographic. Precipitation characteristics;
intensity and frequency. Global distribution of
Atmospheric Moisture - Outline
Environmental lapse rate.
Dry adiabatic lapse rate.
Saturated adiabatic lapse rate.
Stability and instability.
Specific and relative humidity.
Causes of condensation.
Methods of He
Global Climate Systems Outline
Factors influencing climate.
Genetic classification of climate.
Empirical classification of climate.
Winds - Outline
Definition of wind.
Characteristics: speed and direction.
Three driving forces.
Cyclones and anticyclones.
Global pattern of surface winds.
What is Wind?
Air movement that is
A recurring weather pattern.
Usually associated with
activity of air masses.
Large or small.
Brief or protracted.
Large body of air with temperature
and moisture content fairly uniform
Character influenced by condi
Global Energy System
Energy and the global system.
Solar and terrestrial radiation.
Insolation and its temporal variation.
Insolation loss in the atmosphere.
Net radiation and its variation.
Earths Energy Balance
Earths Atmosphere - Outline
Evolution of atmosphere.
Chemical composition: major gases of
modern atmosphere, homosphere and
Temperature structure: troposphere,
stratosphere, mesosphere, and
Hunter/Gathers - roles before development of domesticated crops/animals, farming, seden. life (10k
- process by which humans modify plants/animal by selectively encouragings characteristics they wan
UNIT 2 STUDY GROUP QUESTIONS
Which of the Shades of Green perspectives do you find the most compelling?
The shades of green perspective I find most compelling is that of the Utilitarian perspective. It explains
that anything and everything the environment
1. Does the Law of the Sea regime offer any serious solutions to the oceans crises?
While it offers serious solution, theses laws are drafted in such a way that the legal continuation
of the problems can continue. It is rather problematic to enforce them
What are greatest threats to biodiversity and why are in the
middle of a great extinction event?
There are a number of issues threatening our planets biodiversity.
Changes in climate throughout our planets history have altered life on
earth in the long ru
Push Factor includes high unemployment rates, low wages,
poverty, shortages of land, famine or war.
Pull Factors include high education, high employment
Force migration: slave
Impelled migration: people choose
The phases of evolution of Transnational Corporate
Phase I: Beginning in the nineteenth century, dominant by
investment directed at obtaining raw materials, old and mineral
for domestic operations.
Phase II: After WWII, some started to use foreig
1. Managerial efficiency
2. Infrastructure savings
3. New tech independencies
1. Negative overspills
2. Possible labor relation problems
3. Uncertainty of the final market which carries a bigger
4 stages of Demographic Transition
Stage 1: Preindustrial Society
It is a society that is relied on the agriculture which the total
fertility rate is very high. Children means resources as they can
help with farming, and help the elderly. Family gr
1. ADOLESENCE EGOCENTRISM
The phase of this life stage is immature and childish. Children always make
self-consciousness. They are the center of the society, and they also create
an imaginary stage and audience. And everyone is just interest
GEOG PART II REVIEW
Migration flow in term of the economic emphasize.
Population, Migration, Natural Resources, are we running out of resources,
three views. 2 primary resources, agriculture, agricultural practice. How
innovation rises. Biotech revolution
1. Industrialization and Geographic Change
1. 1790-1840: Early mechanization based on water power
and steam engines; cotton and ironworking; development
of river transport systems, canals and turn pike road.
2. 1840-1890: Exploitation of coal-p
Markets in Action
Partial-equilibrium analysis examines a single market in isolation and
ignores feedback effects from other markets.
In general, this is appropriate when the specific market is quite small
relative to the entire economy.
Socializing and technology
Social networks Humans are naturally socialized animals. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Relatively cheap and easier way of communication. Everybody can access for free. In helps of
population, define who we are and how we
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
- large natural accumulation of land ice subject to movement.
- 10% of earths land surface
- 75% of earths freshwater
- far reaching effects: influence global temperatures, wind patterns, air