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

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