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Natural landscapes intro


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Natural landscapes intro

  1. 1. Natural Landscapes 2.1 the Tongariro Volcanic Center (TVC)
  2. 2. <ul><li>A natural Landscape is an area of the earth with distinctive features produced by the four elements of relief, climate, soil and vegetation / biota </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Relief = The Height and shape of the land (its shape) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate = The average atmospheric conditions over a period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Soil = Weathered or eroded material produced from rocks/plants </li></ul><ul><li>Biota = Life forms other than people ie. The animals and plants that occur in the area </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Process of different components or elements affecting each other is called interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Any study of a natural landscape is therefore a study of the interactions present. </li></ul>