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GEOG 3700
Environmental Studies
2016 Fall Semester
Final Exam Review
Why is soil important
-soil is the medium for plant growth.
-primary filter for water.
-habitat for living organisms.
-filter for pollutants.
5 factors that affect soil formation
1. parent material- what soil is made from.
2. climate
3. topography- surface/slope of terrain.
4. organisms
5. time- amount of time spent developing.
Chemical properties of soil
1. soil bases: calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
2. soil acids: aluminum and hydrogen.
3. base saturation: proportion of soil bases to soil acids.
Types of Mining
1. Surface mining
2. Subsurface mining (occurs 100 meters or more below Earth's surface).
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Surface mining
1. Strip mining: removes strips of soil and rock to expose ore , (produce waste tailings).
2. Open Pit mining: creates large pit or hole in the ground that is visible from surface (copper is mined
this way).
3. Mountain Top Removal: removes top of mountain with explosives.
4. Placer mining: searching for metals/stones in river sediments (gold is mined this way).
Types of Public Lands
1. National Parks
2. Managed Resource protected areas
3. Habitat/species management areas
4. Strict nature reserves/wilderness
5. Protected landscapes/seascapes
6. National monuments
Urban Sprawl creation of urbanized areas that spread into rural areas.
Causes of Urban Sprawl
1. automobile and highway construction
2. living costs
3. urban blight
4. government policies
Smart Growth focuses on strategies to encourage development of sustainable, healthy communities.
Composition of the Atmosphere
1. Constant gases: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, water vapor.
2. Variable gases: CO2, methane (CH4), ozone (O3).
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5 factors that affect soil formation: parent material- what soil is made from, climate, topography- surface/slope of terrain, organisms, time- amount of time spent developing. Chemical properties of soil: soil bases: calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, soil acids: aluminum and hydrogen, base saturation: proportion of soil bases to soil acids. Types of mining: surface mining, subsurface mining (occurs 100 meters or more below earth"s surface). Types of public lands: national parks, managed resource protected areas, habitat/species management areas, strict nature reserves/wilderness, protected landscapes/seascapes, national monuments. Urban sprawl creation of urbanized areas that spread into rural areas. Causes of urban sprawl: automobile and highway construction, living costs, urban blight, government policies. Smart growth focuses on strategies to encourage development of sustainable, healthy communities. Composition of the atmosphere: constant gases: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, water vapor, variable gases: co2, methane (ch4), ozone (o3). P a g e 2 | 21: particulates: absorb long wave radiation/condensation nuclei.

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