STUDY GUIDE
EXAM 2
GEOGRAPHY LAB

 

         ALL EXAM QUESTIONS COME FROM YOUR LAB ASSIGNMENTS.

  • Understand how to calculate percent gradient of a hike.
  • Understand how to calculate slope  in  feet per mile.

          -     Know how to calculate the discharge of a river using the formula Q=AV.

          -     What happens to the velocity of a river when it passes through a narrower

                 canyon?

  • Know how to calculate the velocity of waves uses the formula V=L/T.
  • Explain why Death Valley is so dry.
  • What is magnetic declination?
  • Does a large scale map display a large or a small area?
  • What is a contour line?
  • Which travel faster,  primary waves or secondary waves?
  • Is a bajada a depositional or erosional landform?
  • How do oxbow lakes form?
  • Which way do crenulations bend on a topographic map?
  • What is desert varnish and how long does it take to form on rocks?
  • Is a butte a depositional or erosional landform?
  • You will have a matching section on rock types.
  • On a topographic map,  you’ll be asked to find:

          1. The contour interval
          2.  Use the Township and Range System
          3.  Calculate distance.
          4.  Calculate minutes of latitude and longitude.
          5.  Find the geographic center of the map.

Last Updated: 3/14/2012 1:25 PM