-wind current goes under layer of sand and picks it up like a tidal wave. -mostly in deserts (no vegetation)
-Dust Devils in U.S.A (smaller version of sandstorm but with dust) -is sometimes caused by soil loss in dry lands
-Starts as storm, but is considered a TROPICAL storm when winds reach 74 miles per hour. -swirling water inward is eye, swirling < is southern hem, swirling > is northern hem. -Convection effect
-Hot/humid air + water
-most dissipate in ocean
- DAMAGE $$$
- Winds up to 250 mph + high/strong/fast/destructive waves
CYCLONE: tropical storm, in Australia, Philippines, and south west pacific TYPHOON: tropical storm, in west pacific (E. Asia)
HURRICANES: tropical storm, in Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, centre = calm eye, outer swirls = high waves + winds. Tsunamis
* Ocean pacific
* Deep water > small wave. Shallow water near land > larger wave, faster * i.d- buoys + satellite
* caused by underwater earthquake
* oil gets into ocean
* spreads quickly
* damage to habitats
* Clogs whales blowholes, seals ingest, fish swallow, otter + birds covered * More experienced tankers can prevent
* CLEAN UP: leave alone to break down (minor)
Contain using buoys then scoop up
Use chemicals to biodegrade it
* 257 oil spills annually
* 1 gallon of motor oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water = years supply for 50 people. * U.S.A wastes 1.3 billion gallons of oil each year
* 80% occur near ring of fire
* Measured on Richter scale (1-10)
* Plate moves as fast as fingernail grows
* Release of energy in earth’s crust creates seismic waves/tremors * 10,000 people die annually
* Caused by shift of plates grinding on fault lines, ground shakes –epicentre-...
...Note taking and note making is one of the most fundamental and important tasks that students must do. It cannot be doubted that a student that takes notes during lectures is more likely to achieve a higher grade compared to a student that does not. However, note taking might not have the positive effect the student wants if it is not done properly. “What to note down, how much to note down and how detailed the notes should be, takes time to develop” (Open University Malaysia [OUM], 2011, p. 92). Thus, this essay will focus on explaining the different methods of note making, how to take notes from printed materials and ways to develop good note taking skills during lectures. But first, an important question needs to be addressed. Why even take notes in the first place?
This is without a doubt an easy question to ask, considering the fact that most students have access to the lecture notes and text books which might be heavier than they would prefer it to be. However, it is a common misconception, made by countless number of students, to be under the impression that their text books would cover everything they need to know (Coacher, 2011). Everything that might be evaluated in assessments might not be in the textbook and it is unlikely that one would recollect everything discussed in every lecture of each...
...Geography – Unit One Notes
What is Geography?
Geography is the study of the world, how it works, and how people use and change the world as they live in it.
The word “Geography” comes from the Greek word “Geo.” Meaning earth and “graph” meaning writing.
Population Denisty – Figure calculated by dividing the population of a region by the region’s area.
Staristical Analysis – Studying collected data for the purposes of summarizing information to make it more usable and for making generalizations.
Geotechnologies – New Geographic technologies, such as remote sensing, GPS and GIS, that have revolutionized the field of geography.
Mental Maps – Maps in our mind of places we know.
Gross Domestic Product – Total value of the goods and services produced within a country per person, excluding transactions with othe countries.
Absoulute Measure – Type of measure that does not consider total amounts in relation to population sizes.
Relative Measure – Type of measure that considers total amounts in relation to population sizes.
...JOURNAL – NOTE TAKING AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES : WHAT SUPPORTS ARE NEEDED? (Ann Maydosz and Sharon A Raver, Old Dominion University)
Lecture notes play an important role in preparing for examinations, as it may ensure the success of students. Many students do not have adequate note-taking skills, and this contribute a lot to the creation of incomplete and unrelated notes (Kiewra, 2002). Researchers suggest that the act of note-taking can engage students in learning tasks and deepen their understanding and ability to apply new material (Katayama & Crooks, 2003). Note-taking offers three important premises for university students. First, the act of note-taking may have an influence on the encoding function of the brain, which engages the learner’s attention and subsequently moves the information into long-term memory. Secondly, note-taking will make the students less dependent on their instructor’s notes, as they contain personally meaningful information that might help in the recall process. Thirdly, it may help students with learning difficulties.
To begin with, note-taking is essential to the student’s academic success (Kiewra & Benton, 1988; Titsworth, 2001). In taking notes, students relate lecture topics to their own background knowledge, which in turn may increase their...
...Should a Student Take Notes During College?
When students reach college-level academics, note taking becomes a major role in the effective learning of college students. Studies have shown that effective note taking results in higher academic grades. There are a high number of students in colleges today that are receiving poor grades due to failing tests or quizzes over material that was taught to them but not remembered. The vast majority of these students have poor note taking skills. There are many advantages of effective note taking and different ways to take effective notes.
Students that are earning marginal or poor grades either do not take notes or fail to take effective enough notes. Have these students not been taught on how to take effective notes? Students, who take effective notes during lecture, are more likely to learn and remember subject matter better than students who do not take notes. A lot of students today are simply not taking notes during class. During an observation of a class of thirty students, only three or four students actually took notes during the lecture. These three to four students are receiving above a 3.5 grade point average. The rest of the students paid attention to the lecture, but did not write or type anything down as notes....
... Taking notes during lectures is very beneficial to students in a number of ways. One, which is to remember and it will save student time relying on memory later on. You can be an amazing listener, but unless you have good note taking skills, it will be hard for you to remember what the teacher said in previous lectures. For notes to become useful, they should be well structured and you can go through them over and over so that the information remains fresh days prior to the exam.
Reviewing and pre-reviewing are two main steps students should do before they step into the next class. It is very beneficial for students to review the notes previously taken notes to help link between what has been previously taught and what is to come next class. This does not take much time but it will help keep the information fresh in the students minds. Also, skimming through the textbook before getting into the classroom will help students become acquainted with the main notions and concepts and this, in turn, will make it easy to follow with the teachers lecture. Moreover, usually, most students feel hesitated whether to jot down some notes or not; this happens when they do not know if the information is important or not. In this case, the best way is to take those notes when you are in doubt. The reason is that it is better to write too much than not enough.
This is where not knowing...
...The Geography of Culture
“Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter—we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's communities, it's geography.”
With communities, there is geography. With sport fans, there is geography. With culture, there isgeography. A city, a county, a nation has geography that is unique to its political and cultural traits. For instance, Hsinchu has its own traits that defines its own geographic features. GIS, which stands for Geographic Information System, whose purpose is to map out geographic data, has played an important part in geography today. Using the culture of Hsinchu and a basic mapping program of BatchGeo, maps can be created, displaying geographic data of Hsinchu. In Hsinchu, different elements of culture and their locations can be shown in the form of a map. For instance, there is a surprising number of temples located in Hsinchu itself. Culture is apparent all over Hsinchu, with its abundance of restaurants and centers of recreation. In Hsinchu, parks and museums about science are common, such as the H2O Health Science City Living Water World and the Green World Ecological Farm. Hsinchu is the home of innovation and culture, and the two are often combined. IBSH, a...
Geography P. 3
February 24, 2011
Venice is a city located in the northern part of Italy that is known mostly for its tourism and it’s very interesting physical geography. What makes Venice a city of geological interest is the fact that it is filled with waterways and canals, which are replacements for the conventional cobblestone streets commonly found in Europe. The city of Venice has one major waterway called the Grand Canal which winds throughout the entire city, interconnected with many smaller, and narrower canals. Because of the many canals scattered through Venice, modern age Venice is faced with many geological problems such as sinking, and climate. Although Venice is an extremely old city, it still incorporates modern technologies and cultures to create booming tourism and a great economy. With the interesting geographical features like the canals, it is no surprise that many problems occur from these features, but also generates a phenomenal economy and tourism industry.
The Canals of Venice
The canals of Venice, Italy are the most important geological feature that makes Venice, Venice. The canals run throughout the city allowing them to be water-traffic corridors. In total there are 150 distinct canals with the most important and largest being the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal splits the city almost directly in...
Urban geography is a branch of human geography concerned with various aspects of cities. An urban geographer's main role is to emphasize location and space and study the spatial processes that create patterns observed in urban areas. To do this, they study the site, evolution and growth, and classification of villages, towns and cities as well as their location and importance in relation to different regions and cities. Economic, political and social aspects within cities are also important in urban geography.
In order to fully understand each of these aspects of a city, urban geography represents a combination of many other fields within geography. Physical geography for example is important in understanding why a city is located in a specific area as site and environmental conditions play a large role in whether or not a city develops. Cultural geography can aid in understanding various conditions related to an area's people, while economic geography aids in understanding the types of economic activities and jobs available in an area. Fields outside of geography such as resource management, anthropology and urban sociology are also important.
Urban geography is the study of areas which have a high concentration of buildings and infrastructure. These are areas where the majority of economic...