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Title: Two Types of Geography


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Physical Geography
Location Effects
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What is Physical Geography?
  • Examines the relationships among patterns
    processes within the environment
  • Study of earths physical processes
  • Geology rocks and earth formations
  • Environmental science human interaction with
    the environment
  • Topography earths features
  • Cartography map making

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How are Physical Factors spatially defined?
Location The location of a place or thing on
the earths surface
Absolute Location The exact spot of a place on
the earths surface -Use Latitude and Longitude
to define it Ex.) Toyko, Japan is at 36 N
Latitude and 140 E Longitude
Relative Location The location of a place in
relation to another place or thing Ex.) Sonic is
across the street from Kroger
Globe Scale model of the earth
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Latitude-
AKA Parallels
Numbers get higher the further North or South you
move away from the Equator
Latitude lines measure North or South of the
Equator
Zero Degrees Latitude is the Equator
90 Degree North (North Pole) 90 Degrees South
(South Pole)
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Latitude
KNOW THESE LINES their latitude measurements!!
Equator 2 Tropics 2 Circles 2 Poles
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Zero Degrees longitude is the Prime Meridian
180 degrees East or West is the International
Date Line By international agreement - 0 degrees
longitude runs through the Royal Observatory in
Greenwich, England
Numbers get higher the farther you move either
East of West
Longitude lines measure East or West of the Prime
Meridian
Longitude
AKA Meridians
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Where lines of latitude longitude cross they
form a pattern known as
A Grid System
(a global address)
Each degree of the earth is equal to 1/360 of the
earth Each degree is divided into 60 minutes
() Each minute 60 seconds ()
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Hemispheres-
If you cut the Earth through the Equator, you get
two halves Northern Southern Hemisphere
If you cut the Earth through the Prime Meridian,
you get two halves Western Eastern Hemisphere
The US is in the Western Hemisphere the
Northern Hemisphere
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Absolute Location
3003' 39.60" N 9509' 19.26" W
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Absolute Location
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Basic Geography
Absolute Location
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Absolute Location
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Relative Location
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0?
  • 0? latitude Equator
  • (Distance from it has large effect on climate)
  • 0? longitude Prime Meridian
  • (Distance from it has no effect on climate)

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Rotation-
  • The spinning of the earth on its axis
  • Takes 24 hours
  • Creates night day

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Revolution-
  • The orbit of the earth around the sun
  • Takes 365 ¼ days
  • Creates 4 seasons

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Polar Night-
  • When the polar region is tilted away from the sun
    the polar area receives 24 hours of darkness
  • When it is pointed toward the sun the area
    receives 24 hours of daylight

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Equinox-
  • Direct rays of the sun are located on the EQUATOR
  • Days nights are equal in length
  • Spring (Vernal) Fall (Autumnal)
  • When it is Spring in the northern hemisphere it
    is Fall in the southern hemisphere (the opposite
    is also true)

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Solstice-
  • Direct rays of the sun are located on the TROPIC
    OF CANCER or CAPRICORN
  • Days nights are not equal in length summer
    days are longer winters nights are longer
  • Summer Winter
  • When it is Winter in the northern hemisphere it
    is Summer in the southern hemisphere (the
    opposite is also true)

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Red LOW LATITUDES 0 23.5? N S Tropics Hot
Humid Green MID LATITUDES 23.5- 66.5? N
S Temperate Mild THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLDS
PEOPLE LIVE IN THE TEMPERATE ZONE Blue HIGH
LATITUDES 66.5- 90? N S Polar Cold Dry
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