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What is Geography

is the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create.

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Place

describes the features that make a site unique.

100

What do geographers as a science do?

gather data and info from satellite images

make observations,

take measurements

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Why do human geographers often specialise in a smaller area of study?

Human geographers often specialise in a smaller area because people's lives are so different around the world,no one can study every aspect of human geography.

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What are:

Glaciers, surface water, precipitation, groundwater

glaciers: large areas of slow motion ice

surface water: is water that is found on Earth’s streams, rivers, and lakes.

precipitation: is water that falls to Earth’s surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

groundwater: water found below Earth’s surface

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Social science

is a field that studies people and the relationship among them.

200

Absolute location:

is a specific description of a location

200

What do geographers as a social science do?

talk to people, visit places

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Two geographers tools

maps, globes, etc

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continents

plate tectonics theory 

lava

earthquakes

High latitude vs low latitude

continents: large landmasses

plate tectonics: suggest that Earth is divided into dozen or so slow motion plates, or pieces of Earth’s crust.

lava: or magma that reaches Earth’s surface

earthquakes: sudden, violent movements of Earth’s crust.

High latitude (cold) low latitude (warm)

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Region

is a part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguish it from surrounding areas.

300

relative location 

is a description where a place lies

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What two types of characteristics can define a region?

Physical and human characteristics can define a region.

300

What do you understand by water cycle

is the movement of water from Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back.

300

Solar energy

Forms that water takes?

-Rotation

-Revolution


Solar energy: energy from the sun

Forms that water takes?: Solid, liquid, gas

-Rotation:is one complete spin of Earth on its axis.

-revolution: trip around the sun

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Location 

describes where something is.

400

Meteorology

the study of weather and what causes it.

400

Give an example of absolute location and relative location

An example of absolute location is the white house is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

RELATIVE LOCATION: Canada is in North America

400

What are landforms

are shapes on the planet’s surface

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Latitude

Tropics

Monsoons

Midnight sun

latitude: the distance north or south of Earth’s equator

tropics: regions close to the equator.

Monsoons are are seasonal winds that bring either dry or moisture air.

Midnight sun is when you receive 24 hours of sunlight (in the summer time in areas near the arctic and antarctic circle) . Take a look at Scandinavia, Northern Canada, Alaska, Antarctica on maps.

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Cartography

Cartography is the science of making maps.

500

Hydrology

the study of the water on Earth.

500

Five themes of Geography

Location, 

Place, 

Regions, 

Movement, 

Human-Environment Interaction.

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The six essential elements of geography.

-The World in Spatial Terms

-Human System

-Places and Regions

-Physical System

-Environment and Society

-The Uses of Geography

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Climate and weather:

Ocean currents

Prevailing winds

Front

What areas of Earth tend to have more seasonal change?

In which climate zone is the tundra located?

Weather: the short term changes in the air for a given place and time.

Climate: a region’s average weather conditions over a long period of time

Ocean currents are large streams of surface seawater

Prevailing winds are are winds that blow in the same direction over large areas of Earth

A front is the place where two air masses of different temperatures or moisture content meet

The areas of Earth that tend to have more seasonal change are from the polar zone to the tropical.The temperate climate.

Tundra is located in polar climate

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