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

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