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a book of maps atlas
hieght above sea level elevation
study of the earth geography
latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north Arctic circle
latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south Antarctic circle
meridians that run north/south on a map or globe longitude
map that shows specific info like climate/pop. thematic map
measures distance on a map scale bar
North,South,East,West Cardinal Directions
The relationship between two places in real life and on a map map scale
A half of earth hemisphere
the main line of latitude Equator
Pie-shaped graph that shows "whole" divided circle graph
a ball shaped model of the earth globe
average number of people per square mile population density
a graph that compares information bar graph
When latitude/longitude lines cross each other grid system
shows climate or weather patterns in a specific place climograph
makes comparison using symbols or pictures pictograph
how far and in what direction one place is to another relative location
a graphic way of presenting info in an organized way chart
a map that showing people made boundries political map
a map of elevations physical map
a guidethat shows what colors and symbols mean on a map map key
average weather pattern of an area climate
the exact position of a place on earth absolut location
small symbol that shows directions on a map compass rose
parellel lines that run east to west on a map or globe latitude
part of a large body of water that extends into the shore line bay
wide striat or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other channel
usual predictable pattern of weatherover a long period of time climate
moving streams of water in the worlds oceans; affects climate current
long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage drought
height above sea level elevation
individual features of the land land form
part of a large body of water that enstends inland; larger than a bay gulf
a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely harbor
violent storm with high winds and heavy rain fall hurricane
land completely surrounded by water island
a sizeable inland body of water lake
cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees south to the south pole high altitude climate
cool or cold climate that varies with elevation high land climate
warm year round extends form the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer tropical climate
temperature climate(seasons) extend from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south mid-latitude climate
movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern prevailing wind
Caused by the combination of temperature wind and water El Nino
Formed when cold winds from the north are weak. Pacific Ocean gets warmer. Occurs every 3 weeks El Nino(cont.)
Eastern winds become strong adn the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific bets colder La Nina
dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot dry climate
name for hurricane in Asia typhoon
Funnel shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunderstorm tornado
low latitude region between the Tropics o fCancer and the Tropic of Capricorn tropics
land with steep sides that rise sharply(1000 ft or more) from surrounding land mountain
a series of connected mountains mountian range
seasonal wind that blows over a contitnent for a long period of time monsoon
unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time weather
body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides by water peninsula
area low land and at low elevation; corvered by grass plain
characteristics of a natural landform: climate, resources physical feature
large natural stream of water that runs through land river
large body of water partially or completely surrounded by land sea
narrow river connecting two bodies of water strait
one of the four major bodies of salt water that surrounds the continents ocean
mountain created as lava erupts from inside of the earth volcano
area of lowland between hills and mountains valley
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