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Study Guide for Exam 2

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Study Guide for Exam 2 GEOG 103 001

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Landforms, weather, Climate, Hazards
Introduction to Geography
Larianne Collins (P)
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Jordyn Notetaker on Monday October 3, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to GEOG 103 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Larianne Collins (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 79 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Geography in Geography at University of South Carolina.


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Date Created: 10/03/16
GEOG 103: Exam 2 – Study Guide Dr. Collins Landforms  Earth Formation & Geologic Time (age of Earth)  Geomorphology  Earth’s Exterior & Interior Physical Systems  Characteristics of 3 types of rocks; rock cycle  Distribution of rock at surface and crust  Continental Drift Theory/Plate Tectonics Theory  Convective Currents  Types of plate boundaries, characteristics & consequences  Endogenic Processes & resulting landforms  Exogenic Processes & resulting landforms Weather  Weather v. Climate  What causes weather?  Insolation & reflection  Reasons for unequal surface heating  Troposphere/tropopause  Atmospheric Pressure (low & High properties)  Pressure Gradient Force & Coriolis Force  Air Mass Source Regions  Lifting Mechanisms & characteristics  Precipitation Types Climate  Climate Controls  Be able to read climographs  Koppen Climate Classification System – characteristics  Capital Letter classifications and the climates that fall under each region  South Carolina’s Climate  Climate change facts (versus myth or yet to be proven)  Future Consequences of climate change Hazards  Hazards v. Disasters  How do we measure hazards? (vulnerability and losses)  Vulnerability – exposure & sensitivity details  Risk & Loss  Emergency Management Disaster Cycle  Pick any hazard & apply potential vulnerability and losses


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