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

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