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geo 1

Geography the study of the physical,biological, and cultural features of earths surface.
perspective the way a person looks at something
landscapes scenery and places including physical, human, and cultural features
cartography the study of maps and map making
meteorology the study of weather
region areas with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
formal region regions with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
functional region region made up of different places that are linked and function as a unit
perception our awarness and understanding of the envioroment around us
grid lines that criss cross in uniform intervals to make a pattern of squares
perceptual region regions that reflect humans feelings and attitudes
longitude measured in degrees, lines south-west on a globe
latitude lines east-west on a globe
equator imaginary line from north to south poles(goes through Greenwich, england)
paralles lines of latitude
meridian lines of longitude
prime meridian (equator) imaginary line from norht and south poles through greenwich,england.
degrees units used to measure distances between meridians and parallels
hemisphere halves of globes divided by the equator or a meridian
continents large bodys of land on the earths surface
atlas a collection of maps in one book
map projections different ways of projecting a map on a flat surface
great circle routine shortest route between any two places
compass rose a map element with arrows that point in all 4 prinipal directions
legend map key
contiguous connecting or bordering
precipitation condensed droplets of water that fall from the sky as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
topography elevation,layout, and shape of land.
climate groups graphs showing average tempatures & precipitation of a place
population pyrimds graphs showing the percentage of males and females by age group in a countrys population
Created by: haliemccarty