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

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