Geography Basics

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

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