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    GOE 180 Biomes Worksheet

    Biomes Worksheet

    Physical Geography

    GOE/180 v4

    Biomes Investigation

    What factors might control the Biomes in this location?

    Background:

    This three-dimensional perspective shows an area with a variety of terrains and climates. Review the table below and include your observations about each topic as it appears in the landscape in this picture. (Note: This picture can also be found in Chapter 18: Biomes in the “INVESTIGATION: What Factors Might Control the Biomes in This Location” section.) 

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    Complete the table in no more than 1050 words:

    Topic

    Observation

    Rock types

     

    Soil types

     

    Slope stability

     

    Weathering and erosion

     

    Local climate

     

    Types of vegetation

     

    Natural space versus developed space

     

    Patterns of local atmospheric circulation, including prevailing wind direction and precipitation patterns

     

    Flora and fauna on the land and in the freshwater biome, including birds

     

    Water supplies from the streams and lakes

     

    Microclimates associated with the topography, shoreline, and city

     

    Large-scale patterns of atmospheric circulation

     

    Possible seasonality

     

    Impact on solar incidence and storage of solar-derived energy

     

    Coastal environment, which features a current flowing parallel to the coast

     

    Vertical currents in the ocean and their effect on the marine ecosystems

     

    Plants and creatures in the upper part of the ocean and near the seafloor

     

     

    Procedures

    Summarize in no more than 175 words the types of processes that affect coasts and an idealized beach profile.

    Discuss in no more than 175 words how humans have altered the physical geography in the picture from the beginning of the worksheet. What effects could this have on the existing biome and its characteristics?

     


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