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Geography 101, Week 1 Notes

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These notes cover what was discussed in Professor Schupple's Geography 101 class during the first full week of classes at Towson University. It includes information for the upcoming quiz on the 2/12.
Physical Geography
Henry L. Shupple
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jensine Bonner on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geog 101 at Towson University taught by Henry L. Shupple in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 63 views. For similar materials see Physical Geography in Geography at Towson University.


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Date Created: 02/06/16
Geography 101: Notes taken, interpreted, and formatted by: Jensine Bonner --------------------------------------------------- Week 1 of notes 2/3/16 February 3, 2016 1. Physical Geography There are many different forms of Geography. Examples are Meteorology, Bio- Geology, Geomorphology, and Oceanography. Meteorology is… The Science of weather Climatology is… The Science of climate Bio-Geography is… The Study of landforms Oceanography is… The Study of the world’s ocean 2. Cultural (Human) Geography Regional Geographic’s Medical Geography is… The Geography of Disease and how they are dispersed among the population Economic Geography is… The study of the distribution of crime Geography of the aged is… (Basically) The study of the elderly and life from their perspective 3. Cartography The Science of maps, and the process of creating them 4. G. I. S. G. I. S. is an acronym for Geographic Information Systems which is… The geographic mapping of maps. (Ex. GPS Systems, Google Maps) ! Need to Know! William Morris Davis is.. The Father of American Geography. He also founded the A.A.G which is an acronym for Association of American Geographers. ---------------------------------------------------- 2/5/16 February 5, 2016 *Information for the 1 Quiz begins here. I will upload a study guide before the quiz which is on 2/12 * What is Latitude? Latitude is defined as the lines that are East/West, and they determine North/South locations - Each line of latitude is parallel to the next line of latitude. These lines are sometimes called parallels, and they are valued in degrees - The maximum amount of degrees for latitude is 90 What is the Equator? The equator divides the world into (2) hemispheres What is Longitude? Longitude is defined as the North/South lines, which determine East/West locations - The lines are not parallel to each other, they converge at the poles - Unlike Latitude, longitude goes up to 180 degrees These are sometimes referred to as meridians. Which leads us into…… Prime Meridian Which goes through the center of earth at 0 degrees. In 1884 the Meridional Conference took place in hopes to establish a singular line of longitude which everyone would recognize. - At this conference it was decided that the line of longitude would pass through the Royal Observatory Greenwich Meridian, also known as the Prime Meridian. This line was chosen since much of the world was already using the line. ! Need to Know! Whenever writing coordinates latitude must come first. Tropic of Cancer 23.50 degrees (N) (Do not round up) - The Tropic of Cancer represents the northern most point on earth that experiences direct rays from the sun. Tropic of Capricorn Exact same degrees as the tropic of cancer EXCEPT the direction has changed from North to South 23.50 degrees (S) (D0 not round up) - The Tropic of Capricorn represents the southernmost point on earth which experiences direct rays from the sun. The Tropics The area between Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - This area receives the direct rays of the sun 2x a year Now onto regions which are completely different…. The Artic Arctic Circle 66.5 degrees (N) The Arctic Circle is the farthest point from the North Pole in the northern hemisphere. ! Need to Know! At least 1 day when the sun does not rise and at least 1 day where the sun does not rise and at least one day where the sun does not set. (Ex. Alaska) Antarctic Circle 66.5 degrees (S) The Antarctic Circle is the farthest point from the South Pole in the southern hemisphere. ! Need to Know! The temperature never goes above 0 degrees, it will always be below even during the summer. End of Week 1 notes. I hope that they were helpful to you. Notes will be uploaded weekly, so be sure to come back again! - Jensine


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