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

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