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Geographic Vocab

Chapter 1, Section 1, 2, 3

Section 1
Geography the study of the earth and the people who live on it.
Environment surroundings that include physical, social, and cultural conditions
Location the position of a place on the earth's surface
Absolute Location the exact position of a place on earth's surface expressed in latitude and longitude
Relative Location A location of a place in relation to another place
Place a geographic location, usually a town or city, and its physical and human characteristics
Region an area that is unified by one or more common characteristics
HEI Human Environment Interaction how people use, adapt to, or change their surroundings and how the physical environment often affects hummans
Movement people interacting, across the globe - includes migration, transportation, and trade
Section 2
Plain a landform that generally is level
Barrier Island an island that protects the main body or land from ocean waves
Escarpment a steep cliff
Fault a weak place in the earth's crust
Plateau a broad, level landform that has steep cliffs - called escarpment - on at least one side and higher elevation than the surrounding land
Aquifer an underground water reservoir
Savanna grassland with scattered trees and drought resistant under growth
Grassland an area where the natural vegetation is grass
Section 3
Middle Latitudes the area approximately midway between the Equator and the North Pole or South Pole
Norther icy wind that blows in quickly from the North
Created by: bekah0515