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Ch 1&2 Physical Geog

Five themes and Geographer's tools./Eaths structure

5 themes of geography [1:1] 1.Location 2. Place 3. Region 4. Movement 5. Human-Environment Interaction
geography [1:1] the study of distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the Earth
absolute location [1:1] the exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found
relative location [1:1] where a place is in comparison to other places around it
hemisphere [1:1] one-half of a globe; can be divided north or south/east or west
equator [1:1] the imaginary line that divides the north and south hemispheres
prime meridian [1:1] the imaginary line dividing the east and west hemispheres; also called Greenwich meridian
latitude [1:1] imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator; used to locate places north or south
longitude [1:1] imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles; used to mark positions east and west
Place [1:1] theme of geography that asks "what is it like?", including the physical and cultural characteristics of a location, such as climate, landforms, vegetation
Region [1:1] theme that asks "how are places similar or different?", an area of the earth with similar characteristics that unify them, such as physical, political, economic, or cultural
functional region [1:1] a region organized around a set of interactions and connections between places such as a city and its suburbs
perceptual region [1:1] region in which people perceive the characteristics of a region the same way such as "the south"
Movement [1:1] the theme that asks "how do people, goods and ideas move from one location to another?"
linear distance [1:1] how far across the earth a person, idea, or product travels
time distance [1:1] the amount of time it takes for a person, idea, or product to travel
psychological distance [1:1] the way people view distance; example: when you are young, distances seem farther away than when you age
globe [1:2] a three-dimensional representation of the earth
map [1:2] two-dimensional graphic representations of selected parts of the Earth
cartographer [1:2] a map maker who works with maps and globes
map projection [1:2] a way of drawing Earth's surface by presenting a round earth on a flat surface to reduce distortionf
topographic map [1:2] a representation of natural and man-made features of the Earth
surveying [1:2] observing, measuring, and recording data to construct a map
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) [1:2] tool that stores information about the world in a digital database
legend [1:2] a key list that explains the symbols and use of color on a map
compass rose [1:2] the compass that shows direction
scale [1:2] shows the ratio between a unit of length on a map, and a unit of distance on the earth
symbols [1:2] on a map, may represent cities, economic activity, or natural resources
projections [1:2] ways of showing the curved surface of the Earth on a flat surface; may be distorted
physical maps [1:2] help you see types of landforms and bodies of water
relief [1:2] elevation or altitude of landforms that are represented on a map by color, shading or contour lines
political maps [1:2] show features of the Earth that humans have created, such as cities, states, provinces, country boundaries
flow-line maps [1:2] show movement of people, goods, ideas, or animals in a series of arrows
continent [2:1] landmasses above water on the Earth
solar system [2:1] the sun, the Earth and the other planets and celestial bodies that circle the sun
core [2:1] the center of the Earth made up of iron and nickel
mantle [2:1] surrounds the core in several layers/contains most of the Earth's mass
magma [2:1] molten rock that forms in the mantle and can escape to the surface
crust [2:1] the thin layer of rock at the Earth's surface; Oceanic and Continental layers and all landforms
atmosphere [2:1] layer of gases surrounding the earth that contains oxygen, protects from space radiation, and provides medium for weather & climate
lithosphere [2:1] solid rock portion of the earth's surface, including the crust and upper mantle; under the ocean-the seafloor
hydrosphere [2:1] the water elements on earth: lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, and moisture in the atmosphere
biosphere [2:1] composed of atmoshpere, lithosphere, and biosphere where all plants, animals & humans live
continental drift [2:1] theory that earth was once a supercontinent called Pangaea and slowly drifted apart over millions of years forming the continents today
hydrologic cycle [2:2] the continuous circulation of water between the atmosphere, oceans, and the earth through process of evaporation, precipitation, and runoff
drainage basin [2:2] the area that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
gound water [2:2] the water that is held in the pores of rock
water table [2:2] the level at which the underground rocks are saturated with water; can rise or fall depending upon precipitation patterns
landforms [2:2] naturally formed features of the earth, such as: volcanoes, plateaus, valley, steppe, bay, swamp, island
Created by: wm0397