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geography vocab

TermDefinition
absolute location exact location of a place on earth described by global coordinates
relative location the regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
cultural diffusion The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another
middle latitudes the area approximately midway between the Equator and the North Pole or South Pole
Norther icy wind that blows in quickly from the North
elevation height of land above sea level
source the place where a river or stream begins, often in highlands
mouth place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
environment the area in which something exists or lives; the surroundings
geography the study of the spatial aspects of earth and the people who live on it
plain a landform that generally is level
barrier island An island that protects the main body of land from ocean waves
savanna grassland with scattered trees and drought-resistant undergrowth
aquifer An underground water reservoir
natural vegetation plant life that grows naturally in a place; for Texas this includes forests, savannas, and grasslands
Created by: inboo