Physical and Geographic Processes (2013D11I1)

Defining spatial and temporal distribution of the studied physical-geographic process or phenomenon. Determining the physical and geographic factors that influence the process or phenomenon.

Qualify students for quantification and numerical differentiation of physical-geographic factors that influence the process or phenomenon.

Theoretical lectures

Processes and phenomena in physical geography are closely related. What is happening in climatology has a repetition of hydrology, and ultimately in collaboration with petrology in geomorphological phenomena and processes. For these reasons, it is impossible to see the events in any of the physical-geographic processes without the interactive effect of these processes.

In recent years, a large number of meteorologists and climatologists have been advocating the thesis of changing climatic elements and factors. In addition, there are two diametrically opposed positions in the world: the climate will be warmer or cooler in the future. Geographers have this multi-dimensional character. From climatological analysis and synthesis, hydrological phenomena and processes depend, and ultimately the dominant geomorphological processes.

Processes in petrology
(I) Influence of the type of rocks or sediment on runoff.
(II) The significance of the petrologic complex on the intensity of erosive and accumulative processes.

Processes in climatology
(III) Analysis of meteorological data in the world, Europe and Serbia for as long as possible period of time.
(IV) Synthesis of collected data and determination of the seasonal and perennial trend of climatological parameters.
(V) Complex climate analysis.
(VI) Examination of geospatial impacts on climate.

Processes in hydrology
(VII) Analysis of hydrological parameters by months, seasons and years.
(VIII) The influence of man and his activity on the change of hydrological parameters.
(IX) Change in the chemical composition of water and its structure over time.
(X) Connections between the environment and the flow of water.

Processes in phytogeography
(XI) Influence of vegetation on runoff.
(XII) Importance on type of vegetation on erosive and accumulative processes.

Processes in geomorphology
(XIII) Dominant processes in geomorphology related to chemical and karst erosion and accumulation.
(XIV) Dominant processes in geomorphology related to mechanical water erosion and fluvial erosion and accumulation.
(XV) Landslide process as a result of extreme climatological, hydrological and geomorphological phenomena.

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