PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
STUDY GUIDE
EXAM 1

 

Read  Chap. 1, Chap. 2 - pp. 28-32, Chap. 3 - pp. 62-74, Chap. 4 all

 Study all vocabulary terms .

 ADDITIONAL HINTS:

  •  Know how to do time problems.
  •  Know how to do latitude and longitude problems.
  •  What is the maximum numerical value of latitude and longitude?
  •  Is a meridian a great circle?
  •  How many nautical miles are in a degree of latitude?
  •  Know how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa.
  •  Thoroughly understand the earth’s grid including the significance of important   reference lines.
  •  What would happen if the speed of the Earth’s rotation or revolution increased?
  •  Where are you likely to find large or small average annual temperature ranges?
  •  Understand the terms perihelion and aphelion.
  •  What happens when you cross the date line going east or west?
  •  What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
  •  What is the most important greenhouse gas?
  •  What is the difference between the normal lapse rate and adiabatic lapse rates?
  •  Understand heat transfer mechanisms.
  •  What is the circle of illumination.
  •  How is the earth’s axis tilted?
  •  What is a temperature inversion?
  •  How wide are time zones?
  •  How many times zones are there?
  •  Understand annual and daily temperature lags.
  •  Where is the distance around the earth the greatest?
  •  What heats and cools more rapidly, land or water?
  •  Is every degree of longitude equal all over the globe?
  • How does cloud cover affect daily temperature ranges?
  •  Understand the earth’s heat energy budget.
  •  Where is the International Date Line located?
  •  What direction do isotherms generally run?
  •  What direction does the earth rotate?
  •  How many degrees does the earth rotate per hour?
  •  What causes seasons?

 

ESSAY

Explain the general theory of Global Warming including what parts of the theory are best and least understood.  Describe possible consequences if global temperatures continue to rise.

 

BRING SCANTRON 886    

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