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World Geography- Exam I

Geog 1110: World Geography Spring Semester Kay Weller
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Value Added Product
-Finished Goods worth more than they did originally as a raw material
-Raw material with an "added value"
-More useful or higher value
Coastal Deserts
cool air over cold ocean holds little moisture-atacama dessert=driest place on earth (desert)
Natural Processes That Shape our Earth
-Glaciation: Processes of Glaciers
-Volcanoes
-Earth Quakes
-Wind
Meridians
-Lines of Longitude
-Prime Meridian: zero degrees (Grenich, England)
-Measures up to 180 degrees
-180 Degrees: International Dateline
-Converge at the Poles
-Measures East to West
Parallels
-Lines of Latitude
-Equator: zero degrees
-Arctic and Antarctic Circles
-Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
-Measures North to South
Absolute Location
Use of Coordinates/Mathematical Location
Relative Location
Define a place in relation to others
Large Scale Maps
Small Area, Detailed
Small Scale Maps
Larger Area, Less Detailed
Current Events
-Italy: Capsized Cruise Ship
-Mexico: Drought
-Iran: Threatening the production of nuclear weapons
Cartogram
map in which some thematic mapping variable is substituted for land area (e.g., GDP)
Oceans and Seas
-71% of water
-Biggest part of the Hydrologic Cycle
-Feeds 15% of the world population
Population of the US
312 Million
Migrant
-Emigrant: Leaving
-Immigrant: Entering
-Both an Emigrant and an Immigrant when migrating
Adjectively Poor
Live on less than $1 a day
Less Developed Country
-High Population Growth Rate
-Dont Usually Have a Middle Class
-High Percentage of Rural Dwellers
-Lower Energy Consumption
-Lower Life Expectancy
-Lower Developed Countries
More Developed Countries
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Orographic Precipitation
Moist air that gets pushed against a physical barrier, air gets raised and it releases precipitation and deserts result on the leward side.
Inclination of the Earth
23.5 Degrees
Dry Farming
Growing crops without the use of irrigation or extra water
Irrigation
Negative Effect- Salinization
Industrial Revolution
1700's in Great Britain
Fossil Fuels
Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
Agricultural Revolution
Domestication of Animals and Plants
Residence
AntiCyclone
-Area of High Pressure
-Sinking air which causes it to warm
Things that Effect Climate
-Lattitude
-Elevation or Topography
-Position within a land mass/continent
Precipitation
-Air cools and moisture is released
-Rain, snow, hail
Climate
-Weather over a long period of time
-Temperature and precipitation
Weather
Day to day
Geography
Description of the earth
Mental Maps
Personal Geographic creation