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Physical Geography deals with the spatial aspects of the natural environment. Its emphasis is on the interrelated processes that affect and determine the human use of the earth.

Geography has a strong link to the natural sciences through physical geography and earth science. Physical geography is important because it deals with earth processes that concern the human use of the earth. For instance, agriculture is dependent upon interrelated physical processes such as climate, weather, and the formation and erosion of soils. Those having a good background in physical geography are well prepared to deal with various environmental problems, including air pollution, water pollution, and the management and disposal of solid, toxic, and hazardous wastes. Physical geographers also study the impact of such natural hazards as hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and earthquakes.

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Physical Geography Research

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