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

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