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Urban Settlements/Systems Defined

A Human Settlement is a place where people live and interact through activities such as agriculture, trading and entertainment A rural settlement system is a community involved predominantly primary activities such as farming, lumbering and mining. An urban settlement system engages … Continue reading

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New England Climate:Seasons

 The climate of New England varies greatly across its 500-mile (800 km) span from northern Maine to southern Connecticut: Interior Maine, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts have a humid continental climate (Dfb in Köppen climate classification). In this region the winters are long, cold, and heavy snow is common (most locations … Continue reading

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Alluvial Fans:Types and Formation

An alluvial fan is a triangle-shaped deposit of gravel, sand, and even smaller pieces of sediment, such as silt. This sediment is called alluvium. Alluvial fans are usually created as flowing water interacts with mountains, hills, or the steep walls of canyons. Streams carrying alluvium can be trickles of rainwater, a fast-moving creek, … Continue reading

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Climate of California

California enjoys a subtropical and middle latitude location. The climate is much influenced by the state’s latitudinal extent which is a prime determinant of temperatures, wind and humidity. Within the state further climatic variation is influenced by controls that reflect … Continue reading

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