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College of San Mateo- Physical Geography 100

Spring 2000

Study Guide for the Second Midterm

Study the 'Review Questions' at the end of each chapter.

Additional Questions:

Chapter 10

Describe a slope as a system. What factors can cause a slope system to exceed its threshold? What are the consequences? What is the difference between hydration and hydrolysis?

Chapter 11

Describe a river as a system. What effect do dams have on a river system?

Chapter 12

Where are most of the world's deserts and why? Why is death valley so hot and dry?

Chapter 13

Explain the phrase "beaches are rivers of sand."

Chapter 14

Describe how glaciers flow and erode to create streamlined shaped features in the landscape. Why are fjords so popular with cruiseships?