Physical geography

  • physical geography
  • The study of the spatial and temporal characteristics and relationships of all phenomena within the Earth's physical environment.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Physical geography (also known as physiography) is one of the three main branches of geography. Physical geography is the branch of natural science which deals with the processes and patterns in the natural environment such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. This focus is in contrast with the branch of human geography, which focuses on the built environment, and technical geography, which focuses on using, studying, and creating tools to obtain,analyze, interpret, and understand spatial information. The three branches have significant overlap, however.

    自然地理学(しぜんちりがく、英語: physical geography)は、自然現象を取り扱う地理学の一部門であり、系統地理学の一部門として位置づけられる。地形、気候などの地球環境における自然現象を対象とする。