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

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negative correlation

Geography; Physical geography

Where the rise of one variable corresponds to the fall of another. It is important to note that correlation is not an indicator of causality.


Geography; Physical geography

A clay produced by the chemical weathering of granite through hydrolysis.


Geography; Physical geography

Balls of ice a few millimeters in diameter which fall as precipitation. The balls form when water in clouds is lifted high enough to freeze. The droplets may fall a little and ...


Geography; Physical geography

The angular distance north or south of the equator on any meridian. Joining points of the same angle on all the meridians creates a line of latitude encircling the globe. Measured ...

intertropical convergence zone

Geography; Physical geography

Where the surface level winds from the two hadley cells come together. The term was introduced to take into account the seasonal movement of the heat equator which causes the ...

emergent coast

Geography; Physical geography

A coast that has experienced net sea level fall and the characteristics particular to it as a result.


Geography; Physical geography

Blocks of granite which appear balanced on one another.