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world geography

Termdefinition
1 geography the study pf earth´s surface and the processes that shape it,the connections between people and their environment.
2 GIS A geohraphic information system, which uses computer technology to collect and analyze data about the earthś surface in order to solve geographic problems.
3 absolute location the position on earth in which a place can be found.
4 hemisphere a half of the earth
5 relative location the position of a place in relation
6 character of a place the physical and human characteristics that help to distinguish a place from other place.
7 perception A group of places
8 formal region a group of places that have similar attributes , for example a political region.
9 functional region a group of places connected by movement
10 perceptual region
11 core
12 mantle
13 crust
14 lithosphere
15 atmosphere
16 hydrosphere
17 biosphere
18 continent
19 plate tectonics
20 continental drift theory
21 ring of fire
22 weathering the chemical or mechsnical process by which rock is gradually broken down,eventually becoming soil.
23 mechanical weathering the actual breaking up or physical weakening of rock by forces such as ice and roots
24 chemical weathering the process by which the actual chemical structure of a rock is changed
25 acid rain rain whoose high concentration of chemicals
26 erosion the movement of weaathered materials
27 sediment P
28 loess
29 glacier
30 moraine
31 relief
Created by: greenhunter98