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

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