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

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