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28. Process of turning seawater into freshwater
27. Large piles of debris left by glaciers
58. What would happen if Earth's Core could not be released?
55. Career name: weather forcasters
22. Plate movement: Sea plates pull apart, causing rifts
61. Name year earth's population reached 1 billion, 3 billion, 6 billion, 7 billion
7. Where something is located in relation to something else
16. 'sphere: Earths crust
53. Direction Earth rotates
62. Name one negative effect of urbinizaion
64. Everyone's favirote country
40. Effect that makes the winds/current in the northern hemisphere rotate clockwise , and wind/water currents in the south rotate counter-clockwise
15. Region type: Defined by popular feelings and images
63. Subdivisions of religons
4. Map projection; rectangular, major distortions near poles
2. Map projection; minor distortions, poles have most distortion
44. Type of climate region (marine, mediterranean, humid subtropical/continental)
8. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Cancer (add direction)
30. Avg. date of winter solstice
3. Map projection; shows size and shape perfectly but distance is distorted
10. Degree of latitude of Arctic Circle (add direction)
5. Map projection; circular; usually used for showing hemispheres
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23. Fertile yellow, gray soil deposited by wind/fertile soil
35. Prevailing Winds in temperate zones
39. Water current that gives Europe a temperate climate
17. 'sphere: water
48. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen and seasonal trees)
24. Process that breaks down Earth's rocks into smaller pieces
42. Type of climate region (steppe, desert)
54. Career name: mapmakers
57. What hemisphere is Africa NOT in?
18. 'sphere: layer of gas
1. Map projection; good balance between size and shape
50. Permanently frozen subsoil
21. Plate Movement: Lighter plate dives below heavy plate; can cause underwater mountians
29. Avg. date of summer solstice
43. Type of climate region (high elevation)
37. Water current that runs south along western shore of africa, near Cape Verde
34. Prevailing Winds in polar zones
51. Most efficent path for global travel
45. Type of climate region (Subarctic, Tundra, Icecap)
12. Degree of longitude of International Date Line (add direction)
20. Plate movement: heavier plate dives beneath lighter plate
56. Why does mantle move
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32. Avg. date of Fall (autumnal) equinox
36. Prevailing Winds in tropical zones
6. Precise point where something is located
11. Degree of latitude of Antarctic Circle(add direction)
47. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen trees)
41. Type of climate region (savanna, rainforest)
9. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Capricorn (add direction)
33. Revolution of Earth in days
59. Frequently windless areas near equator
19. 'sphere: part of earth supporting life
26. Name one cause of erosion?
49. Area of lush vegetation in otherwise dry area
14. Region type: Defined by central place and surrounding area
46. Type of natural vegetation (thickets of woody bushes and short trees)
25. Wearing away of earths surface
52. If there was a map of Earth and a map of Chicago, which would be 'large scale'
38. Water current south of US
31. Avg. date of Spring (vernal) equinox
60. Frequently windless areas near tropics
13. Region type: Defined by common characteristic

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