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

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