Geography Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Isolation. Isolation is responsible for most of it. Socotra was once a part of the geological mass of Gondwana. It has been an island for 25 million years now. Geologically speaking, Socotra separated from Gondwana during the Miocene era. This separation began the unique vegetation trend...Read More

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Unlike a regular volcano, a supervolcano can create an eruption which has the potential to “produce major effects on the global climate and ecosystem” (Google Dictionary). This means that the ecosystem and climate around the globe could be affected, instead of just the immediate...Read More

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The Appalachians are snow covered because they are still higher than anything around them. While the old adage is that “hot air rises”, that’s only true to a point. As the previous answer explains, upslope flow is responsible for this in addition to the cold air that blows in...Read More

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This is a sum and part situation. Geography is the study of the earth and the atmosphere and how they react to the various things living on the surface. Geology is the study of the earth’s physical structure, the history, and the different processes that act on the earth (such as...Read More

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This is actually a complex situation with a cause that is related to the movement of the jet streams high up in the atmosphere and the location of Mount Washington. Every three days there is a change of wind movement as the low pressure hits the high at the north eastern corner of New...Read More

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A delta is defined as “a triangular tract of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river, typically where it diverges into several outlets” by Google’s define function. (It’s also an airline company, but that’s neither here nor there for this answer.) An estuary, by...Read More

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A rift valley is defined by Google’s define function as “a large elongated depression with steep walls formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth’s surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems.” This simply means that a rift valley is the...Read More

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I live on the east coast of the United States - along the Atlantic Coast - and I can tell you that there are plenty of amazing coasts along this Coast. Myrtle Beach is one of the best beaches along the east coast. Sandy beach has good water when you’re there during the prime season....Read More

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A multistate nation is a nation that operates many states within the nation. Even though there are many states within the nation, the people in the nation have similar cultural aspects about them. They may speak the same language, worship the same religion or have the same political aspects in...Read More

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An isthmus is defined as “a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land” by Google Dictionary. The same dictionary describes a strait as “a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two larger areas of water.” So,...Read More

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