Sunday, 7 July 2013

K - list of geographical terms and definitions

Kaizen: a Japanese concept meaning 'continuous improvement'. Kaizen requires workers thinking about improvements day by day and minute by minute.
Kame Terrace: A flat plain or land made up of sand and gravel formed as the water melts in a glacial lake.
Kame: In a geography terms list, kame is a small ridge of sand and gravel that is formed when the glacier melts.
Kaolin: In geography terms, kaolin is fine clay formed due to chemical weathering of granite through hydrolysis.
Karst: An area possessing surface topography resulting from the underground solution of subsurface limestone or dolomite.
Katabatic: A downward flow of cold wind is known as katabatic wind in geography terms.
Kettlehole: It is a hollow or a depression found in the glacial areas formed due to melting of ice.
Knickpoint: It is the point of merger of the old profile with the new profile in a rejuvenating river.
Knowledge Economy: the new economies based on the processing of knowledge and information using telecommunications.