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

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