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Snyder geo CH 2

Earth's Physical Geography Vocab Chapter 2

Atmosphere the band of gases that surrounds the Earth
Climate the weather patterns that an area experiences over time
High latitudes the regions between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole, and the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole
Hill a landform with a rounded top that is lower and less steep than a mountain
Low latitudes the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
Mountain a landform that rises usually more than 2,000 feet above sea level
Orbit the Earth's path around the sun
Plain a large area of flat or gently rolling land
Plate in geography, a huge section of the Earth's crust.
Plateau a large, mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land
Precipitation water that falls to the ground from the atmosphere
Revolution one complete orbit of the Earth around the sun
Rotation the spinning motion of the Earth
Temperature the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance
Vegetation the plants in an area
Weather day to day changes in the air
Created by: CSnyder