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world geo

chapter 1 vocab

TermDefinition
1 geography the study of thee earth's surface and the processes that shape it
gis a geographic information system which uses computer technology to collect and analyze data about the earth's surface in order to solve geographic problems
absolute location the position on the earth in which a place can be found
hemisphere the equator divides the northern and southern hemisphere
relative location the position of place in relation to another place
character of a place the physical and human characteristics that help to distinguish a place from other places
perception a viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experiences
formal region a group of places that have similar attributes
functional region a group of places connected by movement
perceptual region a group of places that is defined by people feelings and attitudes
weathering
mechanical weathering
chemical weathering the process by which the actual chemical structure of rock is change,usually when water and carbon dioxide cause a breakdown of the rock
acid rain rain whose high concentration of chemical,usually form industrial pollutes water kills plant and animal life, and eats away at the surface of stone and rock ; a form
erosion
sediment
loess
glacier
moraine
Created by: michaelburgess