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geography/kevin

geo vocab

QuestionAnswer
absolute a exact specific point
location accueate but not general
perspective point of view
distance an amount of space between 2 things
direction course witch someone/something moves
enviroment setting/conditions in wich a particular activity is carried on
equinox two points on the celestial sphere at witch the ecliptic
equator he imaginary great circle around the earth's surface, equidistant from the poles and perpendicular to the earth's axis of rotation
relative accurate but very general
parallels Be side by side with (something extending in a line), always keeping the same distance.
movement An act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.
human enviroment interaction how humans adapt to environment
regions divide the world into manageble units for geographic study
Tropic of Cancer A line of latitude located at 23°30' south of the equator
meridians are longitude lines That intersect at the poles and are
tropic zone all the land and water of the earth situated
proximity the region close around a person or thing 2
latitude The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
longitude Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the prime meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees (or hours), minutes, and seconds.
vector A quantity, such as velocity, completely specified by a magnitude and a direction
bearing to have an effect or influence on something, or not have any effect or influence:
coordinates the position of a point on the surface of the Earth with respect to the reference spheroid.
prime meridian The zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England.
hemisphere one-half of a sphere, where the sphere may be divided by any plane that includes the center of the sphere.
tropic of Capricorn The parallel of latitude approximately 23°27 south. It forms the boundary between the Torrid and South Temperate zones.
cardinals direction One of the four principal directions on a compass (north, south, east, or west).
intermediate directions the directions or points that would fall in between your standard N, S, E, W points on a compass.
place the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area
international dateline An imaginary line through the Pacific Ocean roughly corresponding to 180° longitude,
ecology The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
adaptation The adjustment or changes in behavior, physiology, and structure of an organism to become more suited to an environment.
climate The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
compose-rose A circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart.
lengend/key hows what all the icons on the map mean.
scale a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations
solstice the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
poles the regions contiguous to the extremities of the earth's rotational axis, the North Pole or the South Pole.
G.P.S gallons per second
G.I.S system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.
Created by: ksharrington4