Chapter 15 Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and
1. What is denudation? What are the three steps/processes involved in denudation? Hint
weathering, mass wasting, and erosion. Figure 15-1, pg. 448
Denudation the overall effe
Chapter 7 Atmospheric Disturbances
1. Define front, and identify the four types. Make sure you can identify the four different types on a
map, based on their symbols (Figure 7-5, pg. 181)
Front a zone b/w 2 different air masses (pressure system
Chapter 6 Atmospheric Moisture
I. The Nature of Water
1. Know what the Hydrologic Cycle is and how it works. Figure 6-1, pg. 142.
Represents water changing stages (ice, liquid water, and water vapor)
Interchange b/w the atmosphere and Earths surface
Chapter 14 - The Internal Processes
I. Internal Processes
1. Why should we care about Earths internal processes? Answer: becuz those processes shape
the surface of the Earth
Internal processes are fundamentally responsible for the shape of the lithospher
Chapter 2 Portraying the Earth
I. Maps and Globes
1. Know the definitions for map, cartography, and cartographer.
Map a flat representation of Earth
Cartography the science of map making
Cartographer individual that prepares large-scale flat maps, 2D r
Chapter 1 Introduction to Earth
I. What is Geography?
1. Know the definition of geography.
2. What 2 basic questions does geography answer?
Where and Why
II. Branches of Geography
1. What are the four main sub-fields of geography (i.e.
Chapter 4 Insolation and Temperature
I. Solar Energy
1. What is electromagnetic radiation?
Flow of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves (radiant energy) (energy from sun)
2. What is the electromagnetic spectrum? Figure 4-5, pg. 82.
Chapter 13 - Introduction to Landform Study
I. The Structure of the Earth
1. How far have humans been able to dig down into the crust of the Earth?
Humans have not penetrated more than one-thousandth of Earths radius
Deepest existing mine shaft is 2.4 m
Chapter 5 Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
I. Atmospheric Pressure
1. What is atmospheric pressure? Remember, when altitude increases, pressure decreases.
Atmospheric Pressure the force exerted by the weight of these gas molecules on a unit of area
Chapter 3 Introduction to the Atmosphere
I. Size and Composition of the Atmosphere
1. Know the size of the atmosphere and where the majority of its mass in concentrated. Figure 3-2,
Earths atmosphere extends outward to at least 10,000 kilometers (