Physical geography

NASA true-color image of the Earth's surface and atmosphere.

Physical geography (also known as physiography) is one of the three main branches of geography.[1][2][3][4][5] Physical geography is the branch of natural science which deals with the processes and patterns in the natural environment such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. This focus is in contrast with the branch of human geography, which focuses on the built environment, and technical geography, which focuses on using, studying, and creating tools to obtain,analyze, interpret, and understand spatial information.[4][5][6] The three branches have significant overlap, however.

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  6. ^ Dada, Anup (December 2022). "The Process of Geomorphology Related to Sub Branches of Physical Geography". Black Sea Journal of Scientific Research. 59 (3): 1–2. doi:10.36962/GBSSJAR/59.3.004.

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