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Georgraphy of NY

Study Guide for Chapter 1

Equator an imaginary line that lies halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
Political map a map that shows information such as cities, capitals, states and countries
Physical map a map that shows natural features of Earth
Mouth the place where a river empties into an ocean, a lake or a larger river
Weather the condition of the air at a certain time in a certain place, including temperature, precipitation and wind
Plain a large area of flat or nearly flat land
Coast the land next to an ocean
Temperature a measurement of how hot or cold something is, often the air
Symbol anything that stands for something else
Landform map a map that shows the landforms of the area
Border along the edge or close to something
Tributary any river that flows into another, larger river
Climate the pattern of weather of a certain place over many years
Geography the study of the Earth and the way people, plants and animals live on and use it
Transportation the moving of goods or people from one place to another
Landform any of the shapes that make up Earth’s surface
Map key an explanation of what the symbols on the map represent
Historical map a map that shows information about past events and where they occurred
Ice Age a period of time when Earth was much colder than it is today
Source the place where a river begins
Valley the low land between hills or mountains, often with a river at the bottom
Plateau a large area of land that rises steeply above the surrounding land
Precipitation the moisture that falls to the ground as rain, sleet, snow or hail
Continent one of Earth’s seven great bodies of land
Compass rose a small drawing on a map that shows directions
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