Project #52021 - Physical Geography: Weather

 

The book is :

Geosystems
Author: Christopherson, Robert W.
Edition/copyright 7th/09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Type: Hardcover
ISBN-0-13-600598-5

 

You need to define the terms and answer all of the questions below:

 

Definition

Define the following ideas:

  • geomorphology
  • Landmass Denudation
  • Weathering
  • Physical Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • scarification
  • fluvial
  • floodplain
  • Saltation
  • Alluvium
  • Eolian
  • desertification
  • loess

 

 

 

 

Short Answer

1. What is the interplay between the resistance of rock structures and weathering variabilities?

 

2. What are the principal considerations in the dynamic equilibrium model?

 

3. Describe conditions on a hillslope that is right at the geomorphic threshold. What factors might push the slope beyond this point?

 

4. What is the relation among parent rock, parent material, regolith, and soil?

 

5. Why is freezing water such an effective physical weathering agent?

 

6. Describe the development of limestone topography. What is the name applied to such landscapes? From what was this name derived?

 

7. What is the sequence of events that takes place as a stream dislodges material?

 

8. Explain the base-level concept. What happens to a local base level when a reservoir is constructed?

 

9. Describe drainage patterns. Define the various patterns that commonly appear in nature.

 

10. Explain deflation and the evolutionary sequence that produces desert pavement.

 

11. How are ventifacts and yardangs formed by the wind?

 

12. Differentiate between a dust storm and a sandstorm.

 

13. Explain the concept of surface creep.

 

14. What is the difference between an erg and a reg desert? Which type is a sand sea? Are all

deserts covered by sand? Explain.

 

15. Describe the basic types of dunes within each class. What do you think is the major shaping force for sand dunes?

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Due By (Pacific Time) 12/14/2014 10:00 pm
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