Lecture Notes on Nov. 18th 2015
The Territorial North
The ultimate periphery (Resource Frontier)
Dependent on external demand (boom & bust)
Highways built on frozen lakes
High cost of food & goods (must ship/ far)
Extreme physical geograp
Which region in Bones scheme contributes the largest share of GDP to the Canadian
All the coastal boundaries of Canada are recognized by other nations.
Nov 24th, 2015
Part 1 (open-book): 55mins
20 MC/TF questions based on text since the mid-term
35 MC/TF questions based on lectures since the mid-term
Part 2 (closed-book): 1hr and 55 mins
3 Essay questions (each 15p
GEOG 1120: Regional Geography of Canada
Oct. 15th and 22nd, 2015
Lecture Notes: Quebec
- A large group of people, with shared history and culture (religion, language, customs),
possessing a defined territory and government
- Examples of peop
Chapter 1 Essentials of Geography
What is the study of Geography?
Earth's four spheres
System (criteria, open and closed, feedbacks, equilibrium)
Basic map skills
- latitudes and longitudes / parallels and meridians
1) If T= 150C, calculate E and max.
2) If max = 0.05 m, calculate T and E.
3) Given Los Angeles is at 34N, calculate the solar elevation and Kext in LA on July 20.
4) Given Melbourne is at 39S, calculate the solar elevation and Kext in Melb
Study Questions Bone: Chapter 8: Western Canada
1. In 2006, Western Canada had the
Both a and c.
unemployment rate of the six
2. Blimps are proposed for _.
marketing the northern regions
Chapter 7 Introduction to landslides
List and describe 3 internal causes of landslides
o In all slopes
Add weight (overloading)
Decreases normal force/normal stress, which decreases
friction and thus Tf
Acts as a medium for
Chapter 8 - Major, Minor, and Trace Elements
Mineralogists and geoscientists often report the amount of a cation in weight
percent (wt %) of its oxide form.
This representation takes into consideration the atomic weight of each element
as opposed to the n
Chapter 9 - Element Substitutions
The extensive substitution between Fe and Mg is only allowed because the
cations of these two elements are pretty similar.
Both of those cations have a +2 charge and both have a similar ionic
radius, Mg with ~0.72 and Fe
Chapter 2 - Emeralds of Envy
Perhaps the first known use of emeralds as decorative stones was by the
Pharaohs of Egypt.
Items dating back more than 1500 B.C. have been found, and the
emeralds are usually fashioned into beads that are then mounted in rings
Chapter 5 - Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)
Platinum (Chemical Symbol: Pt) is commonly found with five other similar metals
in nature: palladium (Pd), rhodium (Rh), ruthenium (Ru), iridium (Ir) and osmium
They are rarer than gold, have a number of high
Chapter 3 - Regal Rubies
Like emeralds from Colombia, rubies of the finest quality generally originate from
Burma, or what is known today mostly as Myanmar.
Colour of the finest stones is often referred to as Pigeon's Blood Red - a
red to purple-red colou
Chapter 6 - Retailer and Industry Organizations
An important part of the diamond and jewellery industry is independent
evaluations and training of certified gemologists.
An independent evaluation of diamonds is significant because small
differences in the
Chapter 8 The effects of landslides
o location depends on view, ideal location for consumers, disregard
Explain why BC has the highest frequency of landslides in Canada a
Describe the different types of volcanic eruptions and how they are related to
o Mafic, basaltic magma
o Low viscosity, little gas
o Low explosivity (effusive)