Physical Geography

Physical geography focuses on geography as an Earth science (and is sometimes called Earth System Science). Learn about the different branches of geography that fall under the physical geography category: climatology, geomorphology, biogeography, and more.


By Using High-resolution Satellite Imagery to Survey Drylands, Researchers Boosted Estimates of Global Forest Cover by 9%

Baobabs forests in Madagascar are an example of forests located in a drylands biome. Photo: Rod Waddington.Baobabs forests in Madagascar are an example of forests located in a drylands biome. Photo: Rod Waddington.

Researchers, using high-resolution satellite imagery, have discovered there is about 40-47% more forest cover in dryland biomes than previously thought.