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

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