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

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