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Geography- Poulos

vocab

QuestionAnswer
absolute location a point on the earths surface expressed by a coordinate system such as longitude and latitude.
relative location a location of a place in relation to a another place
perspective a way of regarding situations facts and judging there relative importance
proximity nearness nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
distance the extent of space between two objects or places
direction the act or an intance of directing
bearing the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself including posture and gestures
coorndinates of the same order or degree equal in rank or importance
vector a quantity possessing both magnitude and direction represented by an arrow the direction of which indicates the direction of the quantity and the length of which is propertional to the magnitude
location a place of settlement activity or resident
place a particular portion of space whether of definite or indefinite extent
movement the act processed or results of moving
human environmental interaction environmental sociology is typically defined as the sociological study of societal-environmental interactions
region an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body
ecology the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and there environment including other organisms
adaptation the act of adapting
climate a region or area characterized by a given climate
equator the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the north pole and south pole
parallel extending the same direction
prime meridian the meridian with a longitude of 0
meridian a great circle of the earth passing through the poles and any given point on the earths surface
hemisphere a map or projection representing on the these halves
tropic of cancer 23.5 degrees and 30 degrees north of the equator
tropic of capricorn 23.5 latitude
Cardinal Directions directions on the compass rose
intermediate directions directions on the compass rose
latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
longitude lines running from the noth pole to the south pole
international dateline 180degrees longitude in the middle of the pacific ocean
tropic zone the part of earths surface between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn
compass rose north south east and west
legend / key
scale
equinox the time when the sun crosses the planet
summer soltice is the longest day of the year
winter sostice December 21-22 is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of winter for the earth north of the equator.
poles the projection of the planet Earth's axis of rotation onto the celestial sphere; also applies to the axis of rotation
gps global postioning system
gis
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