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final exam review 1

TermDefinition
atlas a book of maps
elevation height above sea level
geography study of earth, land, people
artic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north
antartic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south
longitude meridians that run north/south on a map/globe
themetic map map that shows specific info like climate or population
scale bar measures distance on a map
cardinal dirctions north/south/east/west
map scale the relationship between the distance between two places in real life/map
hemispere a half of the earth
equator the main line of latitude
circle graph pie-shaped graph
globe a ball shaped model earth
population average number of people per sqare mile
bar graph a graph that compares in formation
grid system latitude/longitude line cross
climograph shows climate of weather patterns in a specif place
pictograph compareison of sybols/pictures
relative location how far and in what direction one place is to another
chart a graphice way of presenting info organized
political map a map nshowing people -made boundaries
physicla map shows elevation
map key a guide that shows what colors/symbols mean on a map
climate average weather pattern of an area
absolute value the exact position of a place on earth
compase rose small sybol that shows directions on a map
latitude parallel lines that run east to west on a map or globe
bay a large body of water that extends into the shoeline
channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close too each other
climate usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streamsof water that enstends inland larger than a BAY
droght long period of extreme dryness and water shorteage
elevation height asbove sea level
landform indiviual features
gulf large body of water that exstends inland
hurricane violent tropical strom with high winds and heavy rainfall
island land compeletlysourounded by water
lake a sizeable inland body of water
hiagh land climate cool or cold clmate that vareies with elevations
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator to tropic of cancer and from the equator to the trpic of capricorn
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth
el nino cause by the combitination of tempature wind and water
la nina eastern winds become strong and the oppistite of el nino occors-pacif ocean gets cooler
dry climate dry to partly dry areas with little to rain
typhoon name for a hurricane in asia
tornado funnel shaped wind storm
tropics low latitude region between the tropic of cancer/capricorn
mountain land with steepSIDES THAT RISE SHARPLY
MOUNTAIN RANGE a series of connected mountains
monsoon seasoonal wind that blows over a continent for a log period of time
weather unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time
plain area of low elevation covered in grass
plateau flat or rolling land at high elevation
river large natrual stream of water that runs through land
sea
straight
ocean
volcano
valley
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