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Geography-Ethan D

Geography Word Wall

WordDefinition
Absolute specific; exact point of referance, adress, or time
Relative unspecific; not completely acurate, or exact
Perspective a view of things or facts in which they are in the right relations
Proximity nearness, or vicinity to something
Distance a space between two points, an interval
Bearing the situation or horizontal direction of one point with respect to another or to the compass
Coordinates order of degrees or specific point on a map
Vector a course or compass direction, especially of an airplane
Equator the imaginary band circling the middle of the earth at zero degrees latitude
Parallel lines of latitude
Prime Meridian the line at zero degrees longitude
Meridian an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place on the earth's surface; lines of longitude
Hemisphere one of the halves of the earth
Tropic of Cancer the northern edge of the tropic zone at twenty-three point five degrees north
Tropic of Capricorn the southern edge of the tropic zone at twenty-three point five degrees south
Cardinal Directions directions of north, south, east, and west
Intermediate Points directions between north, south, east, and west; these points are north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west
Location characteristics: direction, distance, proximity: measured by length
Place physical and human characteristics of a place
Movement how things, people and animals get from place to place
Human Environmental Interactions(HEI) how humans affect the environment, how the environment affects humans, how humans adapt to the environment
Regions divide the world into manageable units for geographical study; regions can be formal, functions, or vernacular
Latitude lines that show the distance in degrees from the equator
International Dateline the line at one-hundred eighty degrees longitude
Tropics/Tropic Zone an area which gets the same amount of light and dark year round. it measures forty-seven degrees latitude through the equator
Environment everything that surrounds both natural and manmade
Ecology a unique environment/study of
Adaptation how living things live/survive in their unique environment
Climate average weather in a region over a long period of time
Compass Rose an element found on a map which shows direction
Legend/Key an element found on a map which shows the meaning of symbols shown on the map
Scale an element found on a map which shows distance
Equinox(2) either of two times in the year when night and day are of equal length
Solstice(2) either of two times in the year when the sun is farthest from the equator
Poles one end of the earth, north or south
GPS(Global Positioning System) a satellite based navigation system
GIS(Geographic Information System) captures, manages, analyzes, and displays, all forms of geographically referenced information
Longitude lines that show the distance, in degrees from Greenwich, England
Created by: endionne