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thinking like a geographer vocab

QuestionAnswer
a book with maps atlas
height above sea level elevation
study of the earth and people geography
latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north arctic circle
latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south antarctic circle
map that shows specific info like climate or population thematic map
measures distacne on maps scale bar
north, south, east, west cardinal directions
distance between two places in real life and on a map map scale
half of the earth hemisphere
the main line of latitude equater
circle shaped graph shows whole divide circle graph
a ball that looks like the earth globe
as much people in one place population
a graph that compares info bar graph
a way to show cities, capitals, mountians etc.. map key
a way to show direction on a map compass rose
type of weather climate
body of water that extends to the shoreline bay
moving streams on the water currents
a land or place land form
part of the body of water that is biger than a bay harber
violent tropical storm with high wind and heavy rain fall hurricane
a land surrounded by a body of water island
small onland body of water lake
cold climate with high elevation like a mountain high land climate
warm and rainy tropical climate
movments in air wind
caused by the combination of temperture wind and water El Nino
eastern winds become strong and the opposite of el nino La Nina
dry like areas with little of rain cold temperture to hot fast dry climate
funnel shaped deadly wind storm that could happen in a bad storm tornado
tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn tropics
huge land that goes high up mountain
a series of mountains touching mountain range
seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time monsoon
unpredictable changes in the air that can take place in a long or short period of time weather
body of land into a lake or ocean surrounded by three sides of water piniinsula
area of low land at low elevation covered with grass plain
flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 3oo-3,ooo ft. plateau
place with natuarl occurring like landforms, climate, and resources physical feature
large natural stream of water that runs through land river
large body of water like ocean sea
narrow stretch of water joining two large bodies of water strait
one of the four major bodies of salt water ocean
mountian created as liquad rock and ash comes from the center of earth and erups volcano
area of lowland between hills and mountains valley
lines that run through the north and south on the globe or map longitude
when latitude and longitude lines cross each other grid system
shows climate or weather patterns in a specific place climograph
makes comparisonusing symbols or pictures pictographs
how far and in what direction one place is to another relative location
a map showing people and made boundaries political map
a map that shows elevation physical map
wide strait or water way betwee two land masses that lie close to each other channel
long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage drought
hight above sea level elevation
average amount of people per square mile population density
a graphic way to presenting info in an orginized way chart
name for a hurricane in asia typhoon
part of a large body of water that exstends inland larger than a bay gulf
temperture climate extend from 231/2degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south mid-latitude cliamte
the exact position of a place on earth absolute location
Created by: averyrieger