Geography 150 Lecture 2 Notes
Geography 150 Lecture 2 Notes GEOG 150
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Letia Snorden on Saturday September 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 150 at Ball State University taught by Airriess in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Global Geography in Geography at Ball State University.
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Date Created: 09/03/16
G EOGRAPHY 150: L ECTURE #2 An Ur banizing Population High rates of urbanization parallels population growth through time o Countries with rapidly urbanizing populations characterized by rapid doubling time Greater economic opportunities in urban places = rural to urban migration o U.S. went through this in the 1800s Rapid growth of megacities o megacities—10 million plus population rapid growth of squatter settlements/slums o E NVIRONMENT , SOCIETY , AND DEVELOPMENT Intro o Various interrelated environmental factors create regional ecosystems § Central China or south Caroline vs. North Carolina o Humans are integral factors in ecosystems o Differences between climate and weather § climate—long term averages § weather —short term events § climate is predictable and weather is not § hurricane is climate § monsoon is climate § crops grown based on climate § climate is a mixture of precipitation and temperature § observations on precipitation • equatorial climate very wet (5° North and South of equator (rainforest)) § observations on temperature • warmer towards equator § observations on vegetation • influenced by temperature o hypothetical climate and biome regions § humid tropical 10° N & S of equator § polar 60° N & S of equator § dry 20° N & S of equator § humid temperate 40° N & S of equator
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