Lecture Notes for GEOG 203 - FOCUS: PLANET EARTH at Texas A&M (A&M)

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Material Type:Study Guide
University:Texas A&M University
Term:Summer 1 2004
  • Functional Structure
  • Anticyclones
  • Temperature
  • Sensible Heat
  • Earth System
  • Differences
  • Occluded Fronts
  • Relationship
  • Phase Changes
  • Electromagnetic Energy
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Geog203 Dr. Andrew Klein Midterm 1 Study Guide Geography Essentials What does the term Geography mean? What are the four earth spheres that this course covers? What do we mean by a system and what is meant by open and closed systems? With respect to matter is the earth an open or closed system? With respect to energy? What do we mean by equilibrium? What are feedback loops? What is latitude? What is longitude? Solar Energy Where does the energy come from that powers the earth system? Understand the energy balance of the earth (shortwave and longwave radiation) Know what electromagnetic energy is and have a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum (for example: are gamma rays shorter or longer wavelength than visible light) Understand the difference between short and longwave radiation, how it relates to the temperature of the body producing the radiation and whether the earth and sun emit long or shortwave radiation Understand how wavelength and frequency are relat...

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