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

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