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

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