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Physical Geography

Social Studies- Q1

How do natural disasters change physical geography? They take out natural features. Example: wild fire takes out trees, earthquakes change the land surface
What is the difference between Weather and Climate? Weather is daily. Climate is over a long period of time.
Define the climate zone - DESERT Dry Can be cold or hot
Define the climate zone - MOUNTAIN Weather depends on elevation. The higher the elevation the colder it is.
Define the climate zone - COLD TEMPERATE Short summers Long and windy winters
Define the climate zone - HUMID TEMPERATE All types of weather with seasons
Define the 2 types of water and explain the difference. Salt water - has salt in it, undrinkable Ground/Fresh water - fresh, good to drink BONUS!! Brakish water - mixture of salt and ground water, swampy like
How do landforms affect Weather and Climate? Some landforms can help/hurt natural disasters Some landforms determine natural disasters such as a mountain can cause a landslide
Define the climate zone - TROPICAL Hot and humid Rain
Define LITHOSPHERE 29% of the earth is land Plains, mountains, hills, plateaus, ocean basins (landforms)
Define the climate zone - POLAR Very cold
What is weather? Daily precipitation
What is climate? The average weather a region gets over a long period of time
Define ATMOSPHERE Air that we breathe
Define BIOSPHERE All that is living on the Earth's surface People, animals, plants
Define PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Natural features Vegetation Landforms Climate Soils
Define HYDROSPHERE 71% of the Earth is water - lakes, oceans, rivers
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