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

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