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Physical geographical sciences (F8)

Below are detailed subject listings, along with the subject table that ranks that course.

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Physical geographical sciences (F800) The spatially-related study of natural features of the earth. Includes topographical, physical, biological, environmental and information management concepts. Geography & Environmental Science
Environmental geography (F810) The investigation of the relationship between natural and human environments. Geography & Environmental Science
Biogeography (F811) The study of the geographical distribution of flora and fauna. Geography & Environmental Science
Physical geography (F840) The study of the physical processes underlying the features of the Earth's surface. Geography & Environmental Science
Maritime geography (F841) The geographical study of coastal and marine regions. Geography & Environmental Science
Geomorphology (F842) The study of the processes determining the topography of the Earth's crust. Geography & Environmental Science
Topography (F843) The description of the Earth's surface features and their mapping and surveying. Geography & Environmental Science
Cartography (F844) The preparation and production of maps and/or charts. Geography & Environmental Science
Remote sensing (F845) Topographic and geomatic data surveying carried out over a distance. Geography & Environmental Science
Geographical information systems (F846) The collection and transmission of geographical data using information technology. Geography & Environmental Science
Physical geographical sciences not elsewhere classified (F890) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Physical Geographical Sciences categories. To be used sparingly. Geography & Environmental Science