Flashcards in Landforms And Landscapes Deck (11)
What are the eight main geographical characteristics.
Topography, Land Use, Climate, Population, Location, Geology, Soil, Hydrogoly
What is a landscape?
A landscape is a part of the Earth’s surface which consists of a variety of geographical features that are characteristic of an area
What is a landform?
A landform is a natural geographical feature or shape that appears in the Earth’s surface within a landscape
What are the different types of values that landforms and landscapes have?
Cultural, aesthetic, spiritual, competing and economic
What is a desert landscape?
An area of land that receives no more than 25 millimetres of rain per year, and covers about one third of the Earths surface
What is a tropical rainforest landscape?
Lush forests found along the equator, at least 1500 millimetres of rainfall per year
What is a coastal landscape?
Where a land mass meets the sea and is shaped by the natural forces of the wind and waves
What is a riverine landscape?
Formed by the natural movement of a water system, includes the ecosystems in and around the area of a river
What is a built landscape?
Created by humans, provide evidence of human settlement and occupation of environment
What is a karst landscape?
When easily dissolvable bedrock is worn away by slightly acidic water, from an underground source