Geography Basics

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

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