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Laboratory manual for physical geography

Author: Alan H Strahler; Mark Potosnak
Publisher: [Hoboken, NJ] : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This student-friendly, interactive lab manual presents activities and experiments that enhance students' ability to both visualize and understand physical geographic topics. In a clear and concise  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Arbeitsmittel
Laboratory manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Strahler; Mark Potosnak
ISBN: 9780470952764 0470952768
OCLC Number: 662400224
Description: 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: 1: Our Place in the Sun ; 1-A, Latitude and Longitude ; 1-B, Standard Time and World Time Zones ; 1-C, Equinoxes and Solstices ; 1-D, Comparing Map Projection ; 1-E, Great Circle Routes and Rhumb Lines --
2: The Earth's Global Energy Balance ; 2-A, Insolation and Latitude ; 2-B, The Annual Cycle of Insolation ; 2-C, Duration of Sunlight at Different Latitudes --
3: Air Temperature ; 3-A, Conversion of Temperature Scales ; 3-B, The Daily Cycles of Net Radiation and Air Temperature ; 3-C, The Daily Temperature Range ; 3-D, The Annual Cycle of Air Temperature ; 3-E, Drawing Isotherms --
4: Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation ; 4-A, Relative Humidity and the Dew-Point Temperature ; 4-B, Adiabatic Cooling of Rising Air ; 4-C, Adiabatic Warming and the Rain Shadow --
5: Winds and Global Circulation ; 5-A, Converting Barometric Pressures ; 5-B, Pressure Versus Altitude ; 5-C, Isobars on the Surface Weather Map ; 5-D, The Wind Rose and Global Wind Belts ; 5-E, Upper Air Winds. 6: Weather Systems ; 6-A, Qualities of Various Air Masses ; 6-B, World Weather on a Day in July ; 6-C, Air Masses Around the World on a Day in July ; 6-D, Interpreting the Daily Weather Map ; 6-E, Anatomy and Geography of Tropical Cyclones --
7: Global Climates ; 7-A, Seasonal Rainfall Contrasts in the Wet-Dry Tropical Climate ; 7-B, Climographs of Low-Latitude Climates ; 7-C, TheSubtropical Desert Temperature Regime ; 7-D, Climographs of Midlatitude and High-Latitude Climates ; 7-E, Identifying Koppen Climates --
8: Biogeographic Processes ; 8-A, Energy Flow in Ecosystems ; 8-B, Photosynthesis and Carbon Dioxide Concentration --
9: Global Biogeography ; 9-A, The Forest Biome ; 9-B, Savanna, Grassland, Desert, and Tundra Biomes --
10: Global Soils ; 10-A, Soil Textures ; 10-B, Soil Orders and Climate --
11: Earth Materials ; 11-A, The Igneous Rocks and their Minerals ; 11-B, Size Grades of Sediment Particles ; 11-C, Geologic Maps and Structure Sections --
12: The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics ; 12-A, The Lithospheric Plates ; 12-B, Kinds of Plate Junctions and their Meaning ; 12-C, Using Quasars to Tell How Fast the Plates Move --
13: Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms ; 13-A, Using Graphic Scales to Measure Distances ; 13-B, The United States Land Office Grid ; Exercise 13-C, Mount Shasta --
A Statovolcano ; 13-D, Shield Volcanoes of Hawaii ; 13-E, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics ; 13-F, Fault Scarps of the Klamath Lakes Region. 14: Weathering and Mass Wasting ; 14-A, Exfoliation Domes of the Yosemite Valley ; 14-B, The Great Turtle Mountain Landslide --
15: Fresh Water of the Continents ; 15-A, The Annual Cycle of Rise and Fall of the Water Table ; 15-B, Flood Regimes and Climate ; 15-C, Evaporation from American Lakes ; 15-D, Sinkholes of the Kentucky Karst Region --
16: Landforms Made by Running Water ; 16-A, Niagara Falls ; 16-B, Alluvial Terraces ; 16-C, Floodplains and their Meanders ; 16-D, Alluvial Fans of Death Valley, California --
17: Landforms and Rock Structure ; 17-A, Mesas, Buttes, and Cliffs ; 17-B, Domes and their Hogbacks ; 17-C, Mountain Ridges on Folded Strata ; 17-D, Stone Mountain --
a Granite Monadnock ; 17-E, A Volcanic Neck and its Radial Dikes --
18: Landforms Made by Waves and Wind ; 18-A, The Ria Coast of Brittany --
a Youthful Shoreline ; 18-B, Coastal Sand Bars ; 18-C, Barrier Island Coasts ; 18-D, The Ocean Tide ; 18-E, Crescent Dunes and Sand Seas --
19: Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age ; 19-A, Living Glaciers of Alaska and British Columbia ; 19-B, Glacial Landforms of the Rocky Mountains ; 19-C, Moraines and Outwash Plains ; 19-D, Eskers and Drumlins.
Responsibility: Alan H. Strahler, Mark Potosnak.
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