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world geo

chapter 1 vocabulary

1. geography is the study of where people,places,and things are located and how they related to each other.
2. GIS uses computer technology to collect,manipulate, analyze.
3. absolute location the position on the globe.
4. hemisphere this is what the equator divides into.
5. reletive location the relation compared to other locations.
6. character of a place consists of the place's phisical characteristics.
7. preceition is a view point that is influenced by ones own culture.
8. formal regions are areas in witch certain characteristics are found throughout the area.
9.functional regions consists of a central area and the surrounding area's.
10. perceptual regions are defined by peoples attitudes about area's.
11.core the earths center consisting of very hot mental that is dense and solid on the inner core and molten, liquid, in the outer core.
12.mantle a layer of mostly hard rock below the earths crust.
13.crust the solid, rockey layer of the .
14.lithosephere the surface features of the earth,including soil, rocks, and landforms.
15.atmosphere the layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above the earth.
16.hydroshere the water contained in oceans,lakes,rivers,and under the ground.
17.bioshere the world of plants, animals, and other living things in earth's land and water.
18.continent any of the 7 large landmasses on the earths surface, africa, antartica,
19.releif the difference in elevation, or height, of the landforms in any paticular area
20.plate tectonics the theory that the earth's outer shell is composed of a number of large, unanchored pates, pr slabs of rock, whose constant movement explains earthquakes.
21.continental drift theory the idea that continents slowly drift their position due to movement of the tectonics plates on which they ride.
22.ring of fire a ring of volcanic mountains surronding the pacific ocean.
23.weathering the chemical or mechanical process by which rock is gradually broken down,eventually becoming soil
24.mechanical weathering the actual breaking up of or physical weakening
25.chemical wethering the process of which the actual chemical structure of rock is changed, usually when water and carbon dioxide cause a breakdown of the rock.
26.acid rain Rain who's high concentration of chemicals usually from , Industrial pollution pollutes water, Kills plants and animal life, and eats away at the surface of stone and rock a form of chemical weathering.
27.erosion The movement of whethered materials, including gravel, soil and sand, Usually caused by water, wind, and glaciers.
29.loess Fine – grained, Mineral rich loan, dust, or silk deposited by the wind.
30.glaciar A smooch, slow-moving mass of snow and ice.
31.moraine A ridge like mass of rock, gravel, sand, and Clay carried in the posited by glacier.
37.equinox Either of the two times each year when day and night are of nearly equal links everywhere on earth.
38.precipitation All the forms of water that falls to earth from the atmosphere, including rain and snow.
39.front The boundary between two masses of air that differ in density or temperature.
40.continental Any of the seven largely masses of the earth surface Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America..
Created by: corylanders20



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