376+ documents containing “physical geography”.
Oceanography is the field of geography that studies the origin and development of the oceans, including how they move, the life forms within it, and how to use its resources wisely and safely. It'd an interdisciplinary field of study that by necessity combines geography with biology, meteorology, chemistry, physics and even mathematics (ollege Board, 2005). Those who study oceanography must have a broad-based education in the sciences.
The physical properties of the ocean and the layers of Earth under it are of interest to a variety of businesses. All international shipping requires accurate information regarding such things as ocean currents. In addition, they need to understand the delicate balance of the ocean ecology, which is strongly affected by the geography of the ocean. Another industry profoundly affected by oceanography is the oil industry, as vast stores of oil have been found under the ocean's bottom. An accurate knowledge of the ocean,….
According to the information presented in Chapter 8 "Weather ," thunderstorms and tornadoes are two types of severe weather. Compare and contrast the two types of violent weather. Why is Arizona a good place to study (or "chase") thunderstorms and the Midwest a good place to study (or "chase") tornadoes?
Both thunderstorms and tornadoes are fueled by the same kind of conditions most notably: dry hot weather that is coupled with moisture that is coming out of the south. Usually, inside the thunderstorms is when tornados will more than likely appear. Arizona is a good place to study thunderstorms because of the Arizona Monsoon. This is when tremendous amounts of tropical moisture will move up from the Pacific and Gulf of California into the Arizona desert. The dry heat that is combined with this moisture creates thunderstorms. This is what makes Arizona a good place to study thunderstorms. The Midwest….
National Public Radio, "Scientists Debate Shading Earth As Climate Fix" talks about the importance of reengineering, a concept that has been explored at a National Academy of Sciences meeting, to potentially help halt global warming. To potentially stop global warming, climate researchers have proposed to release aerosols into the stratosphere that would cool the earth- similar to how volcanoes cool the Earth after they erupt. Though there are hesitations as to whether being able to control the environment is something that should be done in the first place. Furthermore, because this concept of geoengineering the environment is novel there are other concerns related to it including the possible initiation of drought or famine in some regions. Simply put, there needs to be far more research on the issue before it is able to be brought to the table as a possible option in the future for global warming.
physical geography. There is one reference used for this paper.
Physical geography is used in a variety of aspects throughout the world today. It is important to answer some questions about physical geography in order to better understand it.
Questions About Geography
The major themes and ideas in physical geography before 1950 were "Uniformatarianism, Evolution-Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, Exploration and Survey, and Conservation (http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/contents.html)." After 1950, "Quantitative Revolution and the study of Human/Land Relationships (http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/contents.html)" were the two main influences on physical geography.
Physical geography differs from human geography in that it deals with the physical elements such as water, air, rocks, weather, climate, etc. Human geography deals with aspects of human life such as population, religion, politics, agriculture, etc.
Physical geography is the study of "spatial patterns of weather and climate, soils, vegetation, animals, water in all its forms, and landforms (http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/contents.html)."
Some of the sub-fields in physical geography are "Geomorphology, which studies….
Topography of Louisiana
Louisiana encompasses an area of 51,844 square miles, and is the 31st largest state. The elevations of Louisiana range from 8 ft below sea level at New Orleans to a maximum of 535 ft at Driskill Mt, with a mean elevation of 100-ft (Buchanan, W.C., 1957, pp1-6). Along the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana's coastline is 397 miles long. All of Louisiana lies within the Gulf Coastal Plain. There are three subregions of the Gulf Coastal Plain; the East Gulf Coastal Plain, the West Gulf Coastal Plain, and the Mississippi Alluvial Plane. The Florida Parishes are a part of the East Gulf Coastal Plain, and western Louisiana is a part of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. The Mississippi Alluvial Plain separates the East and West Plains. Louisiana has a number of geographic regions, which are defined on the basis of climate, soil, relief, and vegetation (Buchanan, 1957, pp1-6).….
3. Buchanan, W.C. Louisiana Geography, 1-6. Oklahoma City: Harlow Publishing Company, 1957.
4. Espenshade, Edward B., Jr., ed. Goode's World Atlas, xvi, 2-3, 91, 108-109, 125, 126, 128-29. 17th ed. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1986.
5. Kniffen, Fred B., and Sam Bowers Hilliard, Louisiana: Its Land and People, 11-16, 18-19, 1968. Rev. ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
6. Newton, Milton B., Jr. Louisiana: A Geographical Portrait, 1-5. 2d ed. Baton Rouge: Geoforensics, 1987.
Demographics of the United States of America as Compared to the African Country of Angola
This paper looks at the demographic figures of the United States of America and the City of Los Angeles and compares the country of America with the African Country of Angola, looking at the population pyramids of both.
Comparison of a developed and undeveloped country
The city of Los Angeles; California it is the second most populated City within the United States, and has a population of around three point seven million The City of Los Angeles, California is the second most populous City in the United States
CITY, POPULATION STATISTICS
City of Los Angeles
Census for 1980, 1990 and 2000; other figures are California Department of Finance estimates as of January 1 of each year)
As can be seen by the figures above the population of the city of Los Angeles has grown by just over one million persons in over….
Anonymous (accessed 2002) Pyramid population charts [online] accessed at http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyrs.pl?cty=AO&out=s&ymax=250
CIA (accessed 2002)the World Factbook [online] accessed at http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
Anonymous (accessed 2002) City of Los Angeles 2000 Economic & Demographic Information [online] accessed at http://www.economagic.com/em-cgi/find.exe/state=ca
In fact, the entire damage was caused by the tsunami itself along with other factors like the geology and geography of the region. The damage that the tsunami caused to mainland India, a seismically quiescent region, was concentrated mainly on the eastern coastline but some damage due to diffraction also occurred on the southernmost tip of the western coastline. A factor which played a major role in the scale of devastation that occurred in this region is the bathymetry of the Bay of Bengal. The Bay of Bengal is quite shallow with an average depth of 2600 meters. The shallowness can be attributed to the huge amount of sediment that the Ganges iver deposits in it. (Strand; Masek, 40)
After the earthquake, the bay was sealed off by the deep Sunda Trench and the tsunami waves were reflected back towards the Indian Ocean striking the eastern Indian coastline within two….
hy could Africa be considered on of the richest continents on Earth? Discuss some of sub-Saharan Africa's Assets. Then address why, despite these facts, the majority of African states remain poor. Be sure to include several factors relation to this region's unique physical geography, complex human geography, history.
The spectrum of environments which exist in Africa spans entire moisture and temperature gradients, from perhaps the most arid to among the well-watered places on earth, from the coolness of the Cape to the furnace that is the Sahara. This environmental diversity is mirrored in the proliferation of its fauna and flora, for Africa has seemingly every conceivable combination of climatological, geological, and pedological factors; the plant and animal communities have evolved over time to reflect this heterogeneity. Moreover, it is an ancient continent that has provided a cradle for a wide range of taxonomic groups, from among the very first….
1. Chen-Young, et al. Transnationals of tourism in the Caribbean. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. 2001.
2. Richard Wiffin, William Phettipace, Anas Todkill; Imagining Distance: Spanish Explorers in America. Early American Literature, Vol. 25, 1990.
3. Stephen Zunes; The United States and the Western Sahara Peace Process. Middle East Policy, Vol. 5, 1998.
geography (when I even thought about it) was that it was a class that I had to take in high school as part of my graduation requirements. Additionally, I believed that it was the study of land including a wide variety of areas such as; mountains, lakes, streams, hills, desert and forest areas. If I considered it, I would also think of it as a subject that I was not very knowledgeable in, nor did I really entertain any thoughts about gaining any knowledge about it.
After attending the lecture and reading the article, I learned (much to my surprise) that geography as a study was much more diverse, interesting and intriguing than what I had previously imagined. I discovered that geography is a field that studies much more than just the physical attributes of Mother Earth. Geography studies more than just the mountains, hills, streams and lakes; it also….
Geography on Political, Cultural, and Economic Development of Early Civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley
The focus of this study is the effect of geography on the political, cultural, and economic development of early civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley. The characteristic that Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley all have in common is that they were all river valleys. Therefore, the geography of these locations was very much alike and likewise their culture, political landscape, and economic development were all very much the same.
Statement of Thesis
The civilization of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley were highly affected by the geography of these regions, which resulted in rapid expansion, and growth of these civilizations and which affected the cultural, political, and economic environment of these areas of the world.
Mesopotamia & Egypt
What is known as the Urban revolution occurred in Mesopotamia and Egypt around 3,500 C. This….
Ancient Civilizations to 300 BC Introduction: The Invention and Diffusion of Civilization (2006) The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Retrieved from: http://www.uncp.edu/home/rwb/lecture_ancient_civ.htm
Guisepi, R.A. (nd) The Indus Valley and the Genesis of South Asian Civilization. Retrieved from: http://history-world.org/indus_valley.htm
The effects of liquids are not a factor in regional metamorphism as fluids cannot circulate due to the effects of pressure upon the rocks, which seal in the circulation of moisture. egional metamorphism occurs in areas of heavy tectonic activity, near the places where the earth's plates rub up against one another. "egional metamorphism can be subdivided into different pressure-temperature conditions based on observed sequences of mineral assemblages. It may include an extreme condition, where partial melting occurs" (Jessey & Tarman 2010). egional metamorphism is commonly found in mountain regions (hence the name regional metamorphism), consisting of foliated rocks developed under medium to high temperatures. "The accompanying pressures vary from low to high. Geothermal gradients, which are likewise moderate to high, produce Buchan and Barrovian Facies series. Because the pressures of Buchan and Barrovian Facies series are commonly higher than are those of Contact Facies Series, they may contain….
Contact metamorphism. (2010). Pomona College. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
Jessey, Dave. Metamorphism. (2010). Geology 101. Pomona College. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
The physical geology of the earth consists of a Core (inner and outer), the mantle, the asthenosphere and the lithosphere. The lithosphere is the crust and upper mantle of the earth that is the hard and rigid layer in which humans live. This portion of the earth reacts to the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere through erosion and weathering, resulting in the soil forming process (Johnson, 2006). These layers of the earth are constantly in motion, giving us the Plate Tectonics, or Continental Drift, theory. Briefly, the theory states that the continents move across the molten plate of the earth -- drifting over time based on the rotation of the earth. The early evidence for this, of course, was that the eastern part of South America and Western Part of Africa fit together quite well. However, studies after 1958 show that there are three major reasons why the "drift" theory….
Frankel, H. (2012). The Continental Drift Controversy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Johnson, R. (2006). Plate Tectonics -- Great Ideas in Science. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Company.
United States Geological Society. (2009). Plate Tectonics. Retrieved from:
1). Ironically, these workers who feed others are often hungry themselves, even when they bring home some of the rejected crop they harvest to feed their families. A 2007 study of agricultural workers in the area found that nearly half (45%) met the criteria of food insecurity. 34% of respondents were food insecure without hunger while an additional 11% were food insecure with hunger (irth et al. 2007, p.1). "Nearly half (48%) of eligible respondents reported utilizing the food stamp program, which is comparable to 53% of eligible Fresno County residents. However, food stamp participation varies by season. hereas 55% of eligible respondents utilized the program in the winter, only 37% of eligible respondents did so in the summer. Many respondents interviewed during the summer believed they were not eligible for this program because they were working or earned too much" (irth et al. 2007, p.24). They had little or….
Fresno California. Greenwich Mean Time. February 29, 2009. November 29, 2009.
Drury, Pauline. "Fresno." Ancestry.com. November 29, 2009.
In some regards, the idea of 'culture' is highly mutable and subject to widespread variations in characterization. Quite in fact, the concept of culture is highly implicated in the weaponzation of words that may be used by one nation to subjugate another. Ideas about how cultures interact, about which cultures are superior and indeed about whether or not the practices of some peoples should even be called 'cultures' have been subjected to rationalization as colonialist nations have subjugated various parts of the developing sphere. It is this understanding that inclines Said's (2002) perspective in "The Clash of Definitions."
Here, Said opposes the idea that there are distinct incompatibilities which persist between civilizations. Instead, he argues that this is the impression which has been foisted upon us by the shifting notions of what is meant by culture, particularly as this depends upon the perspective of hegemonic ethnic groups. This speaks to….
Bederman, G. (1995). Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Bender, T. (2006). A Nation among Nations: America's Place in World History. New York: Hill & Wang:
Cabral, A. (1973). National Liberation and Culture. In Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral. New York: Monthly Review Press: 39-56.
McClintock, A. (1995). Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. London: Routledge.
The growing population has a great impact on the extent of global warming and its consequences for society, economy and the environment. This means that there is rising in greenhouse emission, more people means more industry. Scientists worry about the emission from developing countries which may contribute to global environment problems even sooner than expected. ut not only the developing countries contributes to the emission but also rich industrialized countries have been putting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere for many years now. "20% of the world's population can not continue to indiscriminately pollute the atmosphere at the expense of the majority" (M. Glantz 2005). Rich industrialized countries contributes a higher percentage of emission at the atmosphere that increases the environment's temperature of global warming and results to change of weather pattern to different regions. "Africa's contribution to the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases has been….
Glantz.H. (March 2005) Climate Change Global Warming and Sub-Saharan Africa. Fragile Ecologies. Retrieved on May 03, 2008, from website: http://www.fragilecologies.com/mar02_05.html. s
Global Warming. Natural Resources Defense Council. Retrieved on May 03, 2008, from website: http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/qthinice.asp
Klueger J. (2008). Global Warming Heats Up. Time Magazine. Retrieved on May 03, 2008, from website, www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1176980,00.html
Geography Oceanography is the field of geography that studies the origin and development of the oceans, including how they move, the life forms within it, and how to use its…Read Full Paper ❯
Physical Geography According to the information presented in Chapter 8 "Weather ," thunderstorms and tornadoes are two types of severe weather. Compare and contrast the two types of violent weather.…Read Full Paper ❯
National Public Radio, "Scientists Debate Shading Earth As Climate Fix" talks about the importance of reengineering, a concept that has been explored at a National Academy of Sciences…Read Full Paper ❯
physical geography. There is one reference used for this paper. Physical geography is used in a variety of aspects throughout the world today. It is important to answer some…Read Full Paper ❯
Topography of Louisiana Louisiana encompasses an area of 51,844 square miles, and is the 31st largest state. The elevations of Louisiana range from 8 ft below sea level at…Read Full Paper ❯
Demographics of the United States of America as Compared to the African Country of Angola This paper looks at the demographic figures of the United States of America and the…Read Full Paper ❯
In fact, the entire damage was caused by the tsunami itself along with other factors like the geology and geography of the region. The damage that the tsunami…Read Full Paper ❯
Literature - Latin-American
Regional Geography hy could Africa be considered on of the richest continents on Earth? Discuss some of sub-Saharan Africa's Assets. Then address why, despite these facts, the majority of…Read Full Paper ❯
geography (when I even thought about it) was that it was a class that I had to take in high school as part of my graduation requirements. Additionally,…Read Full Paper ❯
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Geography on Political, Cultural, and Economic Development of Early Civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley The focus of this study is the effect of geography on the…Read Full Paper ❯
The effects of liquids are not a factor in regional metamorphism as fluids cannot circulate due to the effects of pressure upon the rocks, which seal in the…Read Full Paper ❯
Supercontinent Theory The physical geology of the earth consists of a Core (inner and outer), the mantle, the asthenosphere and the lithosphere. The lithosphere is the crust and upper mantle…Read Full Paper ❯
1). Ironically, these workers who feed others are often hungry themselves, even when they bring home some of the rejected crop they harvest to feed their families. A 2007…Read Full Paper ❯
Question 3: In some regards, the idea of 'culture' is highly mutable and subject to widespread variations in characterization. Quite in fact, the concept of culture is highly implicated in…Read Full Paper ❯
The growing population has a great impact on the extent of global warming and its consequences for society, economy and the environment. This means that there is rising…Read Full Paper ❯