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

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