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Physical Features


Major physical features of the earth

Definition of Physical features

  • Physical features map include the existence of:
    1. Mountains
    2. Rivers
    3. Slope or plain area
  • Atmospheric study consists of:
    1. The average temperature of the site
    2. Average rainfall
    3. Climate of the area
    4. Wind and floods
  • Contours:
    1. Contours are lines on map joining areas of equal elevation.
    2. These provide a bird's eye view of the topography of the area.
  • Soil types:
  • Study of soil types of an area includes:
  • Agricultural practices
  • Fertility of soil
  • Desertification
  • Forestry
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