physical geography


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physical geography

n.
The study of the natural features of the earth's surface, especially in its current aspects, including land formations, climate, currents, and distribution of flora and fauna. Also called physiography.

physical geography

n
(Physical Geography) the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth's surface

phys′ical geog′raphy


n.
the branch of geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth's surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.physical geography - the study of physical features of the earth's surfacephysical geography - the study of physical features of the earth's surface
geographics, geography - study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
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In this district, where absolute proofs of the recent elevation of the land occur, such speculations can hardly be neglected by any one, although merely considering the physical geography of the country.
Chief editor Mattews (emeritus, physical geography, Swansea U.
Newcastle University physical geography lecturer Dr Neil Ross took part in two expeditions to map the lake.
The opening of the station, which has been named after alumni Michael Flaherty, who is now studying physical geography at Newcastle University, was witnessed by Michael's parents, who said: "We are very proud.
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Dr Andy Baker, reader in physical geography at Birmingham University and deviser of the programme, said: 'The Cave Science Symposium really has become a valuable talking shop for the cave community, whether an archaeologist, earth science academic or enthusiast.
The Northumbria University doctor in physical geography, of Townsville Avenue, Whitley Bay, claimed he was suffering from depression and stress at work when he approached the two 10-year-olds and committed a lewd act.
He studied physical geography at the University of Wales,Aberystwyth, then adding a master's degree in land management at the University of Wales,Bangor.
He said: "The EU does not use physical geography as a criterion for aid.
The paper notes that these methods can be replicated for other physical geography courses.
The site is divided into "specialist subject sites" covering such topics as atmospheric science, geobiology, geochemistry, mineral processing, petroleum science, physical geography, ocean sciences and hydrology.
Speaking at a rural transport conference in Inverness, he said: "The islands, mountains and lochs which make up the distinctive physical geography of Scotland's rural areas present major transport challenges which can best be tackled by those who live there.