Applied Physical Geography : Geosystems in the Laboratory
For lab courses in physical geography.This laboratory manual helps you use essential geographic principles, methods, and tools to better relate your physical geography text to understanding Earth's systems. Although designed to support courses using Geosystems, or Elemental Geosystems, this manual can be used as an accompanying volume to most physical geography texts.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 214.9 x 276.4 x 15.2mm | 712.15g
- 16 Aug 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 5th edition
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.