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

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