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

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