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Our brand new Course Companion for Geography takes a rigorous approach, stretching your students and challenging their perceptions. It aims to foster well-rounded learners with a holistic understanding of the subject material,

Our approach to a lesson on freshwater
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Up-to-date statistics help students understand their learning in the context of the real world
Eustatic chan ge refers to a global change sea level. At the in Rese height of glac rvoir ial advance, 18 000 years ago, sea level Ocean was 100–150 metres below current sea leve Atmosphere l. The level of the Land land also varie s in relation to the sea. Land Of which may rise as a result of tectonic uplift l River s or the removal of an ice shee The change in t. l Freshwater lakes the level of the land relative to the level of l Inland seas the sea is kno wn as isostati adjustment, l Soil wate c or isostacy. Part r s of Scandinavia and l Groundwa ter Canada are cont rise at rates of inuing to l Ice caps/ up to 20 millimet glaciers res a year. l Biota As the world’s temperature rises, the Annual exchange amount of wate r stored in the world’s glaciers and ice Evaporation sheets decrease s and global sea levels rise. Of which In addition, ther e is also the Steric effect. l Ocean This is the phen omeneon whereby seaw l Land ater expands with higher temperatures. Precipitation Thus, even if ice sheets and ice caps did not melt, sea leve Of which ls would rise in a warmer wor ld. l Ocea Some scientists l Land have predicted that global worming may Runoff to ocea push the Gree ns nland ice shee over a threshol t Of which d where the enti re ice mass would melt with l River s in a few hundred causing sea leve years, l Groundwa l to rise by 7.2m ter flood many of . This would l Glacial meltwater the world’s coas tal cities and many islands, such as the Mal dives. Table 5.2 Globa
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water – issues and conflicts Percentage of total 97.403 0.00094 2.596 0.00012 0.0072 0.0076 0.0051 0.592 1.984 0.00008

nflicts issues and co Freshwater –

Value (km 3 3 3 10 ) 1 350 000.0 13.0 35 977.8 1.7 100.0 105.0 70.0 8 200.0 27 500.0 1.1 496.0 Values (km3 3 10 3)

Challenging vocabulary is defined, helping all students focus on learning the subject material

Values (km 3 3

10 3)


425.0 71.0


385.0 111.0

27.0 12.0 2.5 and exchanges

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TOK Link
(SY) may be calcu use of a natur lated as the rate al resource, that of increased is, that which depleting the can be exploited original stock or without its potential for maximum susta replenishment. inable yield (MSY Thus, from a resource ) is the largest yield that can over an indefinite be taken resource size period. MSY aims at the point of to maintain the maximum grow amount that woul th rate by harve d normally be sting the replenished, allow continue to be productive indef ing the resource initely. MSY is to often difficult to determine.

What is the max imum sustaina ble yield? The sustainabl e yield

Discuss the cause s and consequences of changes in the balance of water stored in oceans and ice. Maximum susta inable yield (MSY )– the maximum level of extraction of water that can be maintained indefinitely for a region.

To research

Figure 5.1 The

global hydrologica

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of water store d in the oceans with tempera and in ice varie ture change. s This can be on over millions a long-term scale of years – or on a short-ter – accelerated glob m scale, such al warming. On as with change in conn a long-term scale ection with the , growth and deca sea levels y of ice sheets.

The world’s changing wat er balance The amount

Clear, student-friendly diagrams ease comprehension and build enthusiasm
Lakes Swamp water Soil moisture 17 years 5 years Streams 1 year Atmospheric mois 16 days ture 8 days Table 5.1 Avera ge water renew al cycles for different water bodies


1,400 years

To do:

a Comment on the stores of freshwater Table 5.2. What as shown in are the implicatio ns for human of water resou use rces? b Identify and explain two ways in which wate be temporarily r can stored on the surface. c Identify and explain three ways in which vege influences the tation hydrological cycle .

d Explain the difference in value between evap from oceans and oration precipitation into oceans. e Explain how sea levels may rise without any of ice sheets and melting ice caps.


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