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School: Georgia State University
Department: English
Course: Introduction to Landforms
Professor: Larry Kleitches
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: landfroms
Name: Landforms Study Guide
Description: What will be on the landforms midterm
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS, GROUP TI STUDY GUIDE DR. KLEITCHES, FALL 2016 THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2016     1. The Scientific Method - the interdependence of geographic 
areas, places, and locations; natural systems; processes; and 
societal and cultural activities over Earth's surface.  Uses 
applied common sense in an organized and objective manner
Involves: The recognition of a problem The collection of data through observation and experiment The creation of models The formulation and testing of hypotheses 2. The Five Themes of Geography – Location o Absolute: Latitude/Longitude coordinates
o Relative: In relation to another location.
Place: An area defined by particular characteristics o Human; Physical Human-environment interaction Movement Region: a realm or sphere of activity or interest 3.       The human characteristics and physical characteristics of place - Human  Characteristics o People
o Culture
o Language
o Religion
o Buildings and 
Landmarks o Cities Physical Characteristics o Land Features
o Mountains, plains, 
and plateaus o Climate
o Bodies of Water
4. The three human-environment interactions -
background image GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS, GROUP TI STUDY GUIDE DR. KLEITCHES, FALL 2016 Humans adapt to the environment (clothing; crops that can  thrive in a particular climate) Humans modify the environment (dams; highways; cities) Humans depend on the environment (rivers for transportation;  water for everyday survival) 5. The three types of regions -  Formal [Those set through governmental or administrative  boundaries, or set by physical properties]. o Georgia; Appalachia Functional [ Set via predominant function, such asTelevision  station’s viewing area; ‘Wheat Belt’; Silicon Valley) o Does not need to be uniform across the whole region.
o The defining function no longer needs to exist.
Vernacular [Perception] o “The South”; “The Snowbelt”; “Appalachia” 6.       The four great spheres – 
1. Atmosphere - The gaseous layer that surrounds the Earth. It 
supplies vital elements needed to sustain all life-forms. No atmosphere=no weather 2. Lithosphere - Earth’s crust and a portion of the upper mantle  directly below the crust form the lithosphere. This outermost 
solid layer of the Earth provides a platform for most life-forms
3. Hydrosphere - The abiotic (non-biological) open system that  includes all of the Earth’s water. 4. Biosphere - The intricate, interconnected web that links all  organisms with their physical environment.    FIRE LAKE 1.       Endogenic and exogenic systems – The exogenic system includes external processes that set air,  water (streams and waves), and ice into motion, propelled by 
background image GEOG1113: INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS, GROUP TI STUDY GUIDE DR. KLEITCHES, FALL 2016 solar energy.  This is the fluid realm of Earth's environment.  The endogenic system encompasses internal processes that  produce flows of heat and material from deep below the crust, 
powered by radioactive decay.  This is the solid realm of Earth. 
2. Eon; era; period; epoch –  Eons [~1 billion years],  Eras [usually at least 50 million years], Periods [a division of geologic time longer than an epoch and  included in an era],  Epochs [usually less than tens of millions of years ago]).   3.       The Anthropocene – The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch  that began when human activities started to have a significant 
global impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems.
  4.       Uniformitarianism and catastrophism – Uniformitarianism assumes that 
the same physical processes 
active in the environment today 
have been operating throughout
geologic time.  The phrase “the 
present is the key to the past” 
is an expression coined to 
describe this principle.
Catastrophism attempts to fit 
the vastness of Earth's age and 
the complexity of its rocks into 
a shortened time span.  Because
there is little physical evidence 
to support this idea, 
catastrophism is more 
appropriately considered a 
belief rather than a serious 
scientific hypothesis.
5.       Mohorovicic and Gutenberg Discontinuities –

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School: Georgia State University
Department: English
Course: Introduction to Landforms
Professor: Larry Kleitches
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: landfroms
Name: Landforms Study Guide
Description: What will be on the landforms midterm
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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