Applied Physical Geography Geosystems in the Laboratory

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2014-09-03
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A variety of exercises provide flexibility in lab assignments. Each exercise includes key terms and learning concepts linked to Geosystems . The Ninth Edition includes new exercises on climate change, soils, and rock identification, a fully updated exercise on basic GIS using ArcGIS online, and more integrated media, including Quick Response (QR) codes linking to Pre-Lab videos. Supported by a web site with media resources needed for exercises, as well as a downloadable Solutions Manual for teachers. The web site for the lab manual provides online worksheets as well as KMZ files for all of the Google Earth™ exercises found in the lab manual.

Table of Contents

1. Latitude and Longitude

2. The Geographic Grid and Time

3. Directions and Compass Readings

4. Map Projections, Map Reading, and Interpretation

5. Earth-Sun Relationships and Daylength

6. Insolation and Seasons

7. Temperature Concepts

8. Temperature Patterns

9. Temperature Maps

10. Earth’s Atmosphere: Temperature and Pressure Profiles

11. Earth’s Atmosphere: Pressure and Wind Patterns

12. Atmospheric Humidity

13. Stability and Atmospheric Processes

14. Weather Maps

15. Midlatitude Cyclones and Hurricanes

16. Water Balance and Water Resources

17. Global Climate Systems

18. Climate Change

19. Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns

20. Plate Tectonics: Faulting and Volcanism

21. The Rock Cycle and Rock Identification

22. Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events

23. Contours and Topographic Maps

24. Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology

25. Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology

26. Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology

27. Topographic Analysis: Karst Landscapes

28. Soils

29. Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems

30. An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


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Twelve Topographic Maps

Rock Chart

Twelve Topographic Maps

Rock Chart


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