Applied Physical Geography: Geosystems in the Laboratory / Edition 8

Applied Physical Geography: Geosystems in the Laboratory / Edition 8

by Robert W. Christopherson, Charles E. Thomsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321732146

ISBN-13: 9780321732149

Pub. Date: 08/11/2011

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This lab manual contains essential geographic principles, methods, and tools to help readers better understand Earth's systems. Chapter topics include weather maps; Earth's atmosphere; topographic analysis; Earth-sun relationships; map projections, map reading, and interpretation; soils, biomes, and more. For geographers and other scientists who want to better…  See more details below

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This lab manual contains essential geographic principles, methods, and tools to help readers better understand Earth's systems. Chapter topics include weather maps; Earth's atmosphere; topographic analysis; Earth-sun relationships; map projections, map reading, and interpretation; soils, biomes, and more. For geographers and other scientists who want to better understand Earth's systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321732149
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Geography I.D.
Prologue Lab 1.
1. Geographic Grid: Latitude, Longitude, and Time.
2. Directions and Compass Readings.
3. Map Projections, Map Reading, and Interpretation.
4. Contours and Topographic Maps.
5. Earth-Sun Relationships, Insolation, and Seasons.
6. Temperature Concepts and Patterns.
7. Earth's Atmosphere: Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns.
8. Atmospheric Humidity, Stability, and Adiabatic Processes.
9. Weather Maps.
10. Water Balance and Water Resources.
11. Global Climate Systems.
12. Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns and Volcanism.
13. Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events.
14. Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology.
15. Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology.
16. Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology.
17. Topographic Analysis: Karst Landscapes.
18. Soils.
19. Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems.
20. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
Glossary.
Twelve Topographic Maps.
Blank Graph Paper.

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