Complete NecoGeography Answers – June/July 2019 Runs
Geography Objectives Completed
(i)Outwash Plain; Also called a sandur, an outwash plain is formed by glaciers. Such a plain is formed when a glacier deposits sediments at its terminus. As a glacier moves, it erodes the bedrock and carries the eroded sediments downstream.
(ii)Till Plain; A till plain is also a plain formed by glacial action. Such plains are formed by the deposition of glacial till (unsorted glacial sediment). When a sheet of glacial ice gets detached from the main glacier and melts in place, the sediments are deposited on the ground to result in the formation of a till plain.
(iii)Lava Field; A lava field can also be referred to as a lava plain. Such a plain is formed by the accumulation of layers of lava. The lava plains can stretch for miles and are easily visible from the air or in satellite images where they appear darker in color than the surrounding landscape.
(i)Plains has alluvial soil which make it fertile
(ii)Many rivers flows through plains which provide water.
(iii)Plains are also important in economic conditions.
(iv)Plains are flat therefore they used for human settlement
-Unloading; This is the release of stress in a rock that produces expansion joints can cause exfoliation. In other words reduction in stress occurs when rocks previously buried deeply are exposed due to erosion of overlying rocks, or when ice sheets that bury rocks melt.
-Exfoliation; is the term used to describe the peeling away of sheets of rock millimeters to m eters in thickness from a rock’s surface due a range of physical and chemical processes during exhumation and weathering.
Action of Plants and animals; can be agents of mechanical weathering. In other words the seed of a tree may sprout in soil that has collected in a cracked rock. As the roots grow, they widen the cracks, eventually breaking the rock into pieces.
-Abrasion or corrasion – This is when large pieces of bedload material wear away the river banks and bed.
-Attrition – This is when the bed load itself is eroded when sediment particles knock against the bed or each other and break, becoming more rounded and smaller.
-Hydraulic Action – This is when the force of water erodes softer rock.
-Solution or corrosion – This is when acidic water erodes rock.
– oxbow lakes.
Environmental hazard simply refers to disasters which affect lives and properties within environment as a result of the action of man and other natural phenomena
(i)Deforestation exposes the land surface to erosion
(ii)It leads to deterioration of environment
(iii)It increase evaporation and lowers the water table
(iv)It leads to reduction of soil nutrient
(i)Drought threats plant life which leads to crop failure
(ii)It leads to high loss of crops and livestock
(iii)it causes reduction in agricultural productivity
(iv)it causes conflicts between farmers and pastoralists
(v)It can lead to scarcity of food and also lead to desertification
8a. This is a process of converting the geographic features on an analog map into digital format using a digitizing tablet, or digitizer, which is connected to a computer. Features on a paper map are traced with a digitizer puck, a device similar to a mouse, and the x,y coordinates of these features are automatically recorded and stored as spatial data.