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

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