Flashcards in Pop density, Urban & Rural, Commuting & Mixture from Landscapes, Limestone, Skills Deck (19)
What do we mean by population density?
How many people live in a certain area. Usually measured in people per square kilometre.
An area where lots of people live is called…
An area where few people live is called…
What do we mean by the words ‘sphere of influence’?
The area of which a geographical feature or event is able to create an impact. These impacts can be good or bad.[[
What does the word rural mean?
What does the word urban mean?
What is the urban-rural continuum?
A continuum or transect along which all settlements are placed that go from rural to urban.
What are the 4 different types of rural place?
Leisure and amenity
Give 3 reasons why people want to live in a rural location
Safer for young children
What do we mean by commuting?
travelling to a place of work
Give 3 factors that have impacted commuting patterns
Cost of public transport (Bus and Trains), Rising cost of fuel, Flexible working hours, Fuel efficient cars, Housing prices in cities
What is carrying capacity?
The ability of a landscape or ecosystem to absorb the activity of people without any lasting damage. Some ecosystems have larger carrying capacities than others.
How is the amount of visitors to the Gower managed?
-Designated footpaths to provide access for visitors
-Information boards at Oxwich bay nature reserve to inform visitors of unique features of the area
-Clearly marked car parks to reduce people parking on grass verges
-Strict control over building and planning.
How is the Brecon Beacons managed?
15 km of paths were improved, re-vegetation of soil.
Give two examples of upland areas of the UK.
Snowdonia, Scottish Highlands
How are Limestone landscapes formed?
Limestone sediment derived from the remains of dead animals on the sea bed.
What are the features of a Drainage basin
Mouth of river
Lines going across a world map (East to West) are called
Lines of Latitude