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

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