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

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