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geography vocab swag

geaography words

axis the imaginary line that the earth rotates on
tilt the 23.5 angle the axis is at
rotation a 24 hour trip that the earth takes around its axis
revolution a 365 1/4 day trip the earth takes on an elliptical path around the sun
orbit an objects path going around another object
latitude imaginary horizontal lines on the earth used to measure the earth vertically
longiitude imaginary vertical lines on the earth used to measure horizontally
what are latitude and longitude used for to locate a location or to measure the earth
longitude nicknames.... verticals
latitude nicknames.... parallels
0 longitude prime meridian
0 latitude equator
? degrees of longitude 180
? degrees of latitude 90
what causes the seasons the earths tilt
equinox days of the year where there is equal sunlight and darkness
solstice days of the year where the sun is at its greatest distance, long periods of sunlight and darkness
tropics regions closest to the equator
polar circles regions closest to the axis(north and south pole)
how many equinoxes 2, fall and spring
how many solstices 2, summer and winter
perspective how you see things
geography the study of the world, its people and the landscapes they create
2 major branches of geography physical and human
physical ..... rural and urban
rural country
urban city
deadliest form of natural disaster.... flooding
scarcest resource fresh water
cartographer makes maps
absolute location exact location
relative location location relating to something else
Created by: sylee