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geography : a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of a space — Webster
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth. Four historical traditions in geographical research are spatial analysis of the natural and the human phenomena (geography as the study of distribution), area studies (places and regions), study of the human-land relationship, and research in the Earth sciences. Nonetheless, modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography has been called “the world discipline” and “the bridge between the human and the physical science”. Geography is divided into two main branches: human geography and physical geography. — Wikipedia
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Defining Biogeographic Regions
by Geo Contributor on January 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm
A recent paper published in Applied Geography explored ways to improve the determination of biogeographic regions using clustering techniques. The post Defining Biogeographic Regions appeared first on GeoLounge: All Things Geography. […]
Antarctica is Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than 40...
by Caitlin Dempsey on January 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Researchers analyzed ice mass between 1979 and 2017 in Antarctica and found a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss. The post Antarctica is Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than 40 Years Ago appeared first on GeoLounge: All Things Geography. […]
Most of California’s Yearly Rainfall Arrives...
by Caitlin Dempsey on January 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm
A study that looked at two-decades worth of rainfall data has found that the majority of California's rain arrives due to atmospheric rivers. hourly precipitation measurements has found that the majority of California's rain arrives due to atmospheric rivers. The post Most of California’s Yearly Rainfall Arrives Via Atmospheric Rivers appeared first on GeoLounge: All Things Geography. […]
Tracking the Carbon Cycle in North America: 2018...
by Mark Altaweel on January 15, 2019 at 2:02 am
In November 2018, the United States Carbon Cycle Science Program released a report, entitled Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2), about the nature of the carbon cycle in North America, covering Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The post Tracking the Carbon Cycle in North America: 2018 Report appeared first on GeoLounge: All Things Geography. […]
Tracking Ocean Currents With Seabirds
by Caitlin Dempsey on January 13, 2019 at 12:51 am
A group of researchers wanted to test if drifting seabirds could offer a novel way of collecting data about sea current velocity and direction. The post Tracking Ocean Currents With Seabirds appeared first on GeoLounge: All Things Geography. […]