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

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