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Planet Earth Geog 203503 Dr Andrew Klein Final Exam Review Sheet Fluvial Systems Understand Fluvial Systems they are very importantHHH What is a river Describe and discuss the three uvial processes affecting sediment What is base level What is the ultimate base level Be able to describe and illustrate what a drainage basin is What is a river what are tributaries and what is a trunk stream What are interfluves Understand the concept of drainage density and be able to identify different drainage patterns In what three ways can a stream channel vary What is discharge What are the units of discharge How does a stream erode its channel What is competence what is capacity What are the three methods by which a stream carries or moves material What is meant by aggredation What are the two major types of flow What are the major types of streams What is an alluvial fan Understand the concept of stream gradient where is the gradient high where is the gradient low What is a graded stream What are nickpoints Be able to identify the features found on the floodplain ofa meandering river What is a flood and what is a floodplain Understand recurrence intervals Understand and be able to illustrate the different types of delms UNDERSTAND A HYDROGRAPH Eolian Landforms and Environments How does the wind transport material How does size and wind velocity affect transport ofmaterial by the wind Be able to describe the process of saltation both by wind and water By what two processes does the wind erode the land surface 7 be able to describe them Is wind or water erosion more important in the world Be able to discuss the formation of desert pavements What are sand dunes What are sand ripples Be able to identify the various types of sand dunes think about how each type relates to the effective wind direction and processes ofwind erosion What is Loess What is a playa Coastal Geomorphology Understand the causes of tides Understand when and why tides occur during the day Know the difference between Spring and Neap Tides Understand Waves and wave refraction Understand the concept of longshore currents Know what a Tsunami is Know the differences between erosional and depositional coasts where each type are found in the world and the geomorphic features associated with each Understand the formation and distribution of Coral Reefs Glaciers and Glacial Landforms Know what a snowline is Know what a glacier is Know the 2 general types ofglaciers Understand the formation of glacial ice Know what the firnline is Understand Glacial Mass Balance 0 What is meant ablation accumulation and equilibrium 0 Which areas have net accumulation 0 Which areas have net ablation 0 Understand the Equilibrium Line Understand the processes by which and the speeds at which a glacier moves Understand the landforms left by the two major kinds ofglaciers Know where the major ice sheets ice caps and mountain glaciers are found today Know both depositional and erosional glacial landforms and be able to identify them in a picture Understand when the Pleistocene lce age was and where the major ice sheets were at the peak of Late Pleistocene glaciation Soils Know what is meant by the term soil Know what is meant by the terms pedon polydedon epipedon and subsurface diagnostic horizon Know what humus is Know the major soil horizons and which of these comprise the solum Know the differences between eluViation and illuViation Understand the concept ofthe soil textures and structures Know the soil moisture regimes Understand what Cation Exchange Capacity is and where and how cations are retained in the soil Understand the Soil Forming Factors Understand the 5 pedogenic processes or regimes listed in your textbook Know the soil orders 0 What are the major properties of each order 0 Which soil forming factor is impormnt in each order 0 Where are the soils found 0 Which if any of the pedogenic processes are impormnt in the soil order Ecosystems Know what an ecosystem is Understand the terms ecology and biogeography Understand what is meant by a community habimt and niche Understand the competitive exclusion principle Understand the processes ofphotosynthesis and respiration Understand Net Primary Productivity and which areas on earth and in the seas are the most productive and least productive Understand the concepts oflimiting factors Understand Food Chains and ef ciency in food chains Understand Trophic Levels Understand the concept of stability What is meant by Biodiversity Understand succession in terrestrial re and aquatic habitats Understand what is meant by pioneer communities primary and secondary succession Biomes Understand the concept of Biogeographic realms What is a biome Know the basic physical life forms ofvegetation What are the levels in a plant canopy Understand the Earth39s Major Terrestrial Biomes 0 What the are 0 Where they are 0 What they are like
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