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maps & globes

TermDefinition
cardinal directions North, East, South, West
cartographer person who makes maps
0 degrees latitude Equator
0 degrees longitude Prime Meridian
the 5 oceans Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern
latitude lines are ... parallel and circle around the earth
longitude lines .... get closer at the poles and have a complimentary line of longitude
23½° South Tropic of Capricorn
23½° North Tropic of Cancer
90° South South Pole
90° North North Pole
the hemispheres northern or southern AND eastern or western
intermediate directions northeast, southeast, southwest, northwest
source where a river begins
mouth where a river empties
downstream the flow of a river from higher to lower elevation
strait narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
coordinates latitude and longitude of a place
tributary river that flows into another river
saltwater ocean, sea, gulf, bay, cove
Created by: MISworld