Flashcards on Physical Geography

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What is physical geography?

Physical geography is the branch of geography that deals with natural features and processes of the Earth's surface.

What are the five main branches of physical geography?

The five main branches of physical geography are geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, pedology, and biogeography.

What is the difference between physical geography and human geography?

Physical geography focuses on natural aspects of the Earth, such as landforms and climate, while human geography studies human activities, cultures, and their impact on the Earth.

What is the study of landforms called?

The study of landforms is called geomorphology.

What are the major components of the Earth's climate system?

The major components of the Earth's climate system include the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

What is the water cycle?

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth.

What is the study of soils called?

The study of soils is called pedology.

What are the major types of landforms?

The major types of landforms include mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, and valleys.

What is the study of ecosystems and their interactions called?

The study of ecosystems and their interactions is called biogeography.

What are the factors that influence climate?

The factors that influence climate include latitude, altitude, proximity to water bodies, prevailing winds, and topography.

What is the study of weather patterns and atmospheric conditions called?

The study of weather patterns and atmospheric conditions is called climatology.

What are the major types of ecosystems?

The major types of ecosystems include forests, grasslands, deserts, tundra, and aquatic ecosystems.

What are the different types of climates?

The different types of climate include tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar climates.

What is the study of rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water called?

The study of rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water is called hydrology.

What are the major landforms created by erosion?

The major landforms created by erosion include canyons, valleys, caves, arches, and cliffs.

What is the study of the distribution of plants and animals called?

The study of the distribution of plants and animals is called biogeography.

What is physical geography?

Physical geography is the branch of geography that deals with natural features and processes of the Earth's surface.

What are the five main branches of physical geography?

The five main branches of physical geography are geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, pedology, and biogeography.

What is the difference between physical geography and human geography?

Physical geography focuses on natural aspects of the Earth, such as landforms and climate, while human geography studies human activities, cultures, and their impact on the Earth.

What is the study of landforms called?

The study of landforms is called geomorphology.

What are the major components of the Earth's climate system?

The major components of the Earth's climate system include the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

What is the water cycle?

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth.

What is the study of soils called?

The study of soils is called pedology.

What are the major types of landforms?

The major types of landforms include mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, and valleys.

What is the study of ecosystems and their interactions called?

The study of ecosystems and their interactions is called biogeography.

What are the factors that influence climate?

The factors that influence climate include latitude, altitude, proximity to water bodies, prevailing winds, and topography.

What is the study of weather patterns and atmospheric conditions called?

The study of weather patterns and atmospheric conditions is called climatology.

What are the major types of ecosystems?

The major types of ecosystems include forests, grasslands, deserts, tundra, and aquatic ecosystems.

What are the different types of climates?

The different types of climate include tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar climates.

What is the study of rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water called?

The study of rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water is called hydrology.

What are the major landforms created by erosion?

The major landforms created by erosion include canyons, valleys, caves, arches, and cliffs.

What is the study of the distribution of plants and animals called?

The study of the distribution of plants and animals is called biogeography.

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