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GEOG1113 Introduction to
FALL 2015 Syllabus
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GEOG1113: Introduction to Landforms-The Discipline of Geography and Geographic Perspectives
Dr. Larry Kleitches Fall 2015
The Science of Geography
Geography from geo Earth and graphein to _
Geographers use spatial analysis (the examination of spatial in
GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO
LANDFORMS: SUPPLEMENT #2:
Coastal regions are unique and dynamic environments. Most of Earth's
coastlines are relatively new and are the setting for continuous change.
The land, ocean, and _ interac
DR. LARRY KLEITCHES-CURRICULUM VITA
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GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS, FALL 2015Cuba: The Accidental Eden
1. What is biogeography?
The natural biomes and species of a certain area and region; the organic geography
2. What is a bi
Test 1 Study Guide
o Wegners ideas about continental drift?
The hypothesis that continents are mobile.
Proposed by German meteorologist Alfred Wegener.
Wegener hypothesized in 1915 a former supercontinent, Pangaea.
Idea was founded on
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Latitude and longitude
system for referencing
locations on Earths surface
Axial tilt and effects
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Supplement 1.1: Unit
Conversion and Maps
Drawn representation of all or part
of the Earths
GEOG1113 INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS
Dr. Larry Kleitches
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ROCK AND MINERALS
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The eminent 18th century lawyer, doctor, gentleman farmer
and founder of modern geoscience, James Hutton,
GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS FALL 2015
Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landscapes
Weathering the breakdown of rocks into smaller pieces.
_ the process where the smaller pieces (sediments) are transported by wind,
gravity, glaciers, man, and ru
GEOG1113 INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS DR. KLEITCHES, FALL 2015
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Plates are driven by cooling of Earth (convection)
Gravity provides additional force to move plates.
Important principle: In the big picture,
GEOG1113 Introduction to Landforms
FALL 2015: The Piedmont
The Piedmont is one of _ physiographic regions that make up the state of Georgia.
It covers about 1/3 of Georgia, equivalent to approximately _ square miles
The Piedmont mostly cons