Geography Terms

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  1. define: spatial science
    the science of earth space
  2. relative location
    identifies where a feature exists in relation to something else
  3. absolute location
    expressed by a coordinate system (or address)
  4. systems theory
    to begin to comprehend Earth as a whole or to understand most of its environmental components
  5. closed system
    a system in which no substantial amount of matter crosses its boundaries, although energy can go in and out of it (planet Earth as a whole is a closed system)
  6. open system
    a system in which both energy and matter move freely across subsystem boundaries as inputs and outputs (most of Earth subsystems are open systems)
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Geography Terms
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