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age–sex pyramid

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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A set of two histograms set back to back on a vertical axis, depicting the numbers of the two sexes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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In the UK, an area in which development is very carefully considered, so that the beauty of the landscape is

atmospheric cells

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Air may move, with a circular motion, northwards or southwards in a vertical cell; see Trump et al. (1982) Boundary-Layer

base flow

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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The usual, reliable, background level of a river, maintained by seepage from groundwater and by *throughflow, which means

beach

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An accumulation of *sediment deposited by waves and *longshore drift along the coast. The upper limit is roughly

bid-rent theory

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W. Alonso (1964) notes that when a purchaser acquires land, he acquires two goods (land and location) in

bifurcation ratio

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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In a drainage basin, the ratio of the number of streams of a given order to the number of streams

biogeomorphology

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Any study uniting biota with geomorphic form and process (Osterkamp and Friedman (1997) Procs USGS Sed. Workshop). Many

capture

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When a river is extending its channel upstream by *headward erosion, it may come into contact with the

cartogram

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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A type of map in which the size of the areal units is scaled to a thematic variable such as

catena

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A sequence of soil types arising from the same parent rock, but distinct from each other because of the variations—such

cellular automata

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An *agent-based model that works on a two-dimensional lattice grid, where the state of any cell is related

central place

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A settlement or nodal point which, by its functions, serves an area round about it for goods and services. Central

choropleth map

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A thematic *map where areas are shaded according to the value of a variable, such as population characteristics or

city-size distribution

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The frequency with which the settlements of a country or region occur in certain, arbitrarily defined, population size groups. Generally,

collision margin

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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The boundary between two continental *plates. These are hybrid margins since the two slabs of continental crust that

cost surface

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A three-dimensional ‘contour model’ representing the variation in costs over an area. See Martin et al. (2002) Health & Place

cumulative causation

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The unfolding of events connected with a change in the economy, as a consequence of the *multiplier effect. Cumulative

delta

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A low-lying area at the mouth of a river, formed from *alluvial deposition, that occurs as the river’s silt-carrying

Ekman layer

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In the *atmosphere, the transition stratum between the surface *boundary layer and the free atmosphere. Ekman layer

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