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

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