STUDY GUIDE
EXAM 1
GEOGRAPHY LAB

ALL EXAM QUESTIONS COME FROM YOUR LAB ASSIGNMENTS. 

  • Where are the frequency of thunderstorms the highest in the United States?
  • What are the wind speeds of tropical depressions , tropical storms, and tropical cyclones?
  • With regard to the Township and Range System, how many acres are in a section or a quarter section?
  • Understand how sections are numbered in a township.
  • Know how to calculate distance within a township as you travel from one section to another.
  • Do baselines run horizontally or vertically?
  • Would a bar scale be accurate at all latitudes on a Mercator projection?
  • What are themes with regard to maps?
  • Which map used in your GIS labs displayed true shape?  Which one displayed equal area?
  • Define the term map projection.
  • Why are flat maps distorted?
  • Does a small scale map show a relatively large area or a small area?
  • Understand the earth’s grid including where the major reference lines are located.
  • Know how to do latitude and longitude problems (you will be asked to move around the grid finding locations).
  • Is a meridian a great circle?
  • Understand time zones and how to perform time zone problems.
  • Understand the terms solstice and equinox, and the significance of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Tropic of Cancer, the Arctic Circle, and the Antarctic Circle. 
  • Know how to do orographic uplift problems.
  • What does adiabatic heating do to the relative humidity of a descending air parcel? 
  • Understand the relationship between wet bulb and dry bulb temperatures with respect to relative  humidity.
  • Do winds blow from high pressure to low pressure or vice versa?
  • Understand the relationship between latitude and average annual temperature range.

BRING SCANTRON 882

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