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

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