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

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