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

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