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OCR A-Level Geography - Earth's Life Support Systems

Detailed notes explaining the topic of Earth's Life Support Systems, taught during A-level Geography.

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - The water cycle (an introduction)

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Explains the importance of water for life on Earth, the water cycle as a system, stores in the global water cycle (e.g. the atmosphere, oceans, ice caps, aquifer systems), and the drainage basin water cycle and the flows of this. Also includes an explanation of flood hydrographs and the water balanc...

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - How important is carbon to life on Earth?

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In-depth notes explaining the importance, the distribution and the global pattern of storage of carbon. Also includes flows in the carbon cycle, carbon sequestration on land and in the oceans, and slow and fast carbon cycles

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - How do the water and carbon cycles operate in contrasting locations? (Tropical Rainforest)

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Includes an introduction to tropical rainforests , the water and carbon cycles in the Amazon Rainforest and how they are affected by natural factors. Also explains how human activity is affecting the carbon and water cycles in the Amazon Rainforest (using the Madeira River System case study), and ma...

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - How do the water and carbon cycles operate in contrasting locations? (Arctic Tundra)

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Includes an introduction to the Arctic Tundra, factors affecting the carbon and water cycles in the Arctic Tundra, the impact of the developing oil and gas industry on the cycles, and management strategies to moderate the impacts of the oil and gas industry in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. also includes a su...

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - How humans can disturb and enhance the natural water and carbon cycles

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In-depth notes explaining how human activity influences the water and carbon cycles, using the case studies of the Aral Sea and the River Kennet in South England. Also includes how land use change alters the flows and stores in the water and carbon cycles, as well as monitoring techniques for record...

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Summary Earth's Life Support Systems - To what extent are the water and carbon cycles linked?

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In-depth notes explaining how the water and carbon cycles are linked and interdependent via the earth's atmosphere, oceans, vegetation and soil, and the cryosphere, and the long term impact of climate change on the carbon and water cycles. Also explains global management strategies to protect the ca...

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