Geog 204- Study Guide for Exam 3
I. Terms to know
apartheid- An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South
Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
GEOG 204 Exam 3 Study Guide
Lots of languages
35% urban, but rapidly urbanizing
1000 different languages
35% urban, rapidly urbanizing
-specific types of urbanization inherent to
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Large mass of ice resting on land or floating as an ice shelf in the sea adjacent to land
Calved from tidal glacier to form floating ice
A continous mass of ice
Transition step to glacier ice. Granular texture
Vertical cracks. Result from friction with valley walls
Beyond morainal deposits
Narrow ridge of course sand and gravel
When material continues to accumulate around the melting ice block. When block melts, it leaves
A boundary between two air masses
When a cold air mass advances against a warmer one
When a warm air mass advances against cooler air
What is atmospheric pressure measured with?
What is the difference in pressure be
an area where a stream drains groundwater and overland flow from,
may be as small as a farm field or large as a major portion of
volume of water that stream carries per unit of time, usually increases
after storms and decreases du
Time of generally cold climate that includes one or more glacials, interrupted by brief warm spells
know as interglacials
Cation - exchange capacity. The measure of soil fertility
Readings above 7.0 indicate increasing alkalinity. Acidity u
substances that we derive from the lithosphere, basic materials to
construct roads/buildings, manufactured goods, mineral resources for
silicon/oxygen (quartz) rich
magnesium/iron (fe) rich
What is spatial data?
Collection of measurements taken at specific locations.
Mappable, and GIS
What is a map?
A form of communication or a symbolized image of geographical reality representing selected features
How do maps stay true? s
What are coordinate systems?
A reference system employed to define location in a standardized manner.
- Absolute > continuous
- Relative > discrete
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 . The sum of the squares of the sides of a right triangle = the hypote
What are the steps to creating a map projection?
1. Making earth an imaginary globe, reference globe (RG)
2. Creating a developable surface, flat surface.
3. Project graticule and landmasses on the DS.
4. Unroll the DS
Characteristics of a map projection?
Falling tides or low tides
Rising tides or high tides
Regular patterns of smooth, rounded waves, the mature undulating of the open ocean
Redistributes wave energy so that different sections of the coastlines va
Midterm II Study Guide
The exam will consist of 15 multiple choice questions (3 points each) and 3 short answer
questions (10 points each). You can bring one sheet of paper to the exam with anything
you want handwritten on one side. Turn th