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

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