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

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