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

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