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Geography

The study of physical characteristics of earth and the distribution and effects of life on earth, especially that of humans.

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location quotient

Geography; Physical geography

A statistical measure of concentration. The quotient indicates the geographical concentration of a particular activity in a particular region as a function of the expected ...

independent variable

Geography; Physical geography

One which is not affected by another e.g. Depth is not affected by water temperature but the water temperature will vary with depth (it is the dependent variable).

windward

Geography; Physical geography

The side of an island or ship against which the wind is blowing.

fen

Geography; Physical geography

A wetland area composed of swamp and some low density woodland. Usually of low elevation and relatively flat.

relative humidity

Geography; Physical geography

Ratio of water vapour in the air compared to the maximum possible at that temperature and pressure, expressed as a percentage.

transhipment

Geography; Physical geography

The transfer of cargo between ships or between two different modes of transport.

fungicide

Geography; Physical geography

A chemical used in farming to kill funguses which inhibit plant growth.