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geography lesson 1

TermDefinition
geography the study of physical biological and culture features of the earth
perspective the way a person looks at something
landscapes scenery of places, including physical human and cultural features
cartography study of maps and mapmaking
meterology study of the weather
region area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
formal region region with one or more common feature that make it different from others
functional region region made of different places that are linked and function as a unit
preception our awareness and understanding of the environment around us
perceptual regions regions that reflect human feelings and attitude
grid lines crossing each other in uniform intervals to create a pattern of squares
latitude lines on the globe in an east west direction and measured in degrees
longitude lines on the globe in an north south direction and measured in degrees
equator imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the north and south pole
parallels lines of latitude
meridians lines of longitude
prime meridian imaginary lines drawn from the north pole through green which england to the south pole
degrees units used to measure distance between parallels and between meridians
hemisphere line of the globe divided by the equator and prime meridian
continents large landmasses on earths surface
atlas collection of maps in one book
map projections different ways of representing a round earth on a flat map
great circle route shortest route of between any two places on the planet
compose rose map element with the arrows pointing in all four principal directions
legend map key
cotiguous connecting or bordering
precipitation condensed droplets of water that fall as rain, snow, sleet, or hiar
topography elevation, layout, and shape of the land
climate graphs graphs showing average temperature and precipitation in a place
population pyrimads graphs showing the percentage of the males and females by age group in country's population
Created by: pritchard.kr