SO262, Spring 2008

Quiz 1

 

The three graphs above show the number of hours of daylight throughout the year at three locations on earth.

 

(3) Where you think these three locations are, and how do you know?

 

 

(3) There are 4 key days throughout the year that appear on these graphs. What are the four days, and what happens on each?

  

(4) What do physical geographers study, and why are maps and remote sensing so important?

 

 (2) Why do so many remote sensing images used by geographers so much red material, which is generally not what we see when we look at the earth?

 

  

 

(4) Why does these two map projection look the way they do, and what are the ellipses shown on it trying to depict? Is one of the projections better than the other?

 

 

(4) Define two of the following three terms:

 

        Conformal:

        Stratosphere:

        SRTM:

 



SO262, Spring 2008

Quiz 1 (Makeup)

 

 

(2) Where are earth will you see the greatest variation in insolation, and where will you see the least variation? Why?

  

(2) At any particular location on earth, when will you get the most insolation? When will you get the least?

 

(2) What is the importance of latitudes 23 and 66?

 

(4) What do physical geographers study, and why is GIS so important to geography?

 

 (2) What is the biggest advantage and disadvantage of the infrared part of the spectrum compared to the visible for geographers doing remote sensing?

 

  

 

(4) Why does these two map projection look the way they do, and what are the ellipses shown on it trying to depict? Is one of the projections better than the other?

 

  

(4) Define two of the following three terms:

 

        Equal area:

        Troposphere:

        SRTM: