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exam 3 geography
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What does Weber's Least-cost theory suggest most greatly impacts the location of industry?
Know what sector of the economic has the greatest outputs in the most advanced economies.
tertiary sector (3rd)
Know what US state has the highest concentration of workers in the technology field.
Be able to define a maquiladora
factory town in Mexico
Tertiary activities are.
provide services to the first two sectors of the economy.
Know the assumption of Industrial location theory
Know the assumptions of Central place theory assumes
people are going to go where the closest product is
Know the estimated urban share of the world population today
more than 50% live in urban areas
Be able to define urbanized area.
Know the characteristics of a primate city
most influential/ largest city.
What shape is best used to explain central place theory.
Could ground water be a renewable resource?
yes, but it will take longer to recharge.
What is most of the world's petroleum used for?
During the industrial revolution the world switch from this type of fuel _____ to this type of fuel
Which fossil fuel has the least impact of the environment.
Know what a perpetual renewable resource and be able to give examples.
wind, water, sun
Be able to define an environmentally sustainable economy.
satisfies needs while not harming future generations.
How did the Aral Sea lose its water?
What is a temperature inversion?
hot air can't rise. Air cycle stops.
Know what a decomposer is and be able to explain what they do.
eat decaying items and produce nutrients back into the soil
Know the effect agricultural irrigation has on freshwater supplies.
Know how construction of dams, canals, and reservoirs affects the stream they are place on.
changes dynamics of the stream
Know which mining process has the greatest environmental impact.
Understand how humans have disrupted wildlife habitats.
deforestation, invasive species,
Know how human impact water pollution.
agriculture, municipalities, industry,
Know how much of the total oil produced the US uses annually.
more than 22.5%
Know which regions of the world most heavily rely on nuclear power.
Know what type of housing developments new, poor, uneducated, migrants are moving into in developing cities.
improve rundown area and make into a middle class area.
Where would you most likely find Business service workers concentrated?
major metropolitan cities
Define maximum sustainable yield
maximum that can be harvested before it becomes non renewable.
Explain agglomeration economies.
where one particular area makes of of the business for that specific business
What are the four major industrial concentrations in the world?
Be able to define world city.
What is a Central business district?
What are 4 examples of renewable resources?
water, wind, solar, biomass
What gas, emitted chiefly by burning fossil fuels? Does it affect climate change?
methane. It causes temperature inversion
What is Yucca Mountain? Why is it of environmental significance?
Nuclear waste suppository
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