Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536



Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Using Google Earth, identify the principal landform at each of the following locations (latitude, longitude). Provide a brief explanation of how the landform developed.

  1. a. 43.73°S, 172.02°E
  2. b. 51.106°N, 28.837°E
  3. c. 30.40°N, 85.03°W
  4. d. 45.13°N, 111.66°W
  5. e. 37.20°N, 110.00°W
  6. f. 40.693°N, 0.705°E

To determine

The principal landforms identified using Google Earth at each of the following locations:

  1. a) 43.73S, 172.02E
  2. b) 51.106oN, 28.837E
  3. c) 30.40oN, 85.03W
  4. d) 45.13oN, 111.66W
  5. e) 37.20oN, 110.00W
  6. f) 40.693oN, 0.705E
  1. a) The location indicated by the latitude and longitude values of 43.73S,172.02E shows a braided stream system along with its channels and floodplain. Braided stream system usually forms when the input of sediment into a stream is enormously high and characteristically coarse-grained.
  2. b) A meandering stream system with its floodplain, meandering channel, meander-cutoffs, and oxbow lakes is located at 51.106oN, 28.837E. A meandering stream system that characteristically possesses a twisting channel with bends is termed as meanders. The stream flowing over its floodplain might have meander cut-offs. If it is filled with water, it becomes oxbow lakes.
  3. c) Point bar deposits are seen on the location indicated by 30.40oN, 85.03W

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