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

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