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

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