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Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

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  1. Introduction to Geography By: Arthur Getis Judith Getis Jerome D. Fellmann

  2. Chapter 4 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

  3. Overview • Air Temperature • Air Pressure and Winds • Ocean Currents • Moisture in the Atmosphere • Climate • Climatic Change

  4. Air Temperature • Earth Inclination • Reflection and Reradiation • The Lapse Rate

  5. Air Pressure and Winds • Pressure Gradient Force • The Convection System • Land and Sea Breezes • Mountain and Valley Breezes • Coriolis Effect

  6. Air Pressure and Winds (cont.) • The Frictional Effect • The Global Air-Circulation Pattern

  7. Ocean Currents • North Atlantic Drift • El Niño

  8. Moisture in the Atmosphere • Types of Precipitation • Storms

  9. Climate • Soils and Climate • Soil Formation • Soil Profiles and Horizons • Soil Properties • Soil Classification • Natural Vegetation and Climate • Succession • Natural Vegetation and Regions

  10. Climate (cont.) • Climate Regions • The Tropical Climates • Tropical Rain Forest • Savanna • Dryland climates and Midlatitude Semideserts • Hot Deserts • Midlatitude Deserts and Semideserts

  11. Climate (cont.) • Humid Midlatitude Climates • Mediterranean Climate • Humid Subtropical Climate • Marine West Coast Climate • Humid Continental Climate • Subarctic and Arctic Climates

  12. Climatic Change • Inconstant Climates • Cyclical Change