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6th Ch 1&2

Geography

TermDefinition
geography the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create
region a part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguished it from surrounding areas
map a flat drawing that show all or part of Earth's surface
landscape all human and physical features that make it unique
globe a spherical, or ball-shaped, model of the entire planet
absolute location a specific description--such as an address
relative location general description of where a place lies
physical geography the study of the world's physical features-its landforms, bodies of water, climate, soils, and plants
human geography the study of the world's people, communities, and landscapes
cartography the science of making maps
meteorgraphy the study of the weather and what causes it
solar energy energy from the sun
rotation one complete spin of Earth on its axis
latitude the distance north and south of Earth equator
tropics regions close to the equator
precipitation water that falls to Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or rain
glaciers large areas of slow-moving ice
water cycle the movement of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
landforms shapes on the planet's surface
continents large landmasses
lava magma that reaches Earth's surface
earthquake sudden, violent movements of Earth's crust
weathering the process by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces
erosion the movement of sediment from on location to another
revolution the 365 1/4 day trip Earth takes around the sun
Created by: FMS 8th