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

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