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geography revision

Summer exam revision for geography

What rock can be found in the Burren? Limestone
What do you call a stalagmite and stalactite that are connected to each other? Pillar/column
What is the freeze-thaw action? Freeze-thaw: water enters gaps in rocks and freezes if the temperature reaches below 0 degrees Celsius. In the morning, the temperature rises and the water (ice) unfreezes, making a larger crack in the rock. Eventually, the rock will break and fall down.
How do you identify the highest point of a map? By looking for a black triangle, this indicates the highest point of a map.
Name a renewable source of energy. Hydroelectric energy/ Wind energy/ solar energy/ biomass energy
What type of mountains are the Himalayas? Fold mountains
What are the 3 periods of fold mountains? Caledonian period, Amorican period, Alpine period
When were the Alps formed? around 35 million years ago
what are the 3 types of rock? Sedimentary, Metamorphic, Igneous
what is the ratio of a OS map? 1:50 000
what are the 4 types of slopes? even, concave, convex, compound
what are the 3 types of settlement? Dispersed, Linear, Nucleated
Created by: Szymon Plichta
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