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science test ch. 1

Earth Science study of earth and its history
specialist person who studies or works on only one part of a subject.
sphere round, three-dimensional object.
lithosphere solid part of earth.
hydrosphere part of earth that is water.
atmosphere envelope of gasses surrounding earth.
crust solid, thin outer layer of earth.
mantle thick layer of rock below the crust
core innermost region of earth.
globe three-dimensional model of earths surface.
map flat model of earths surface.
distortion error in shape, size, or distance.
map projection drawing of earths surface, or part of it, on a flat surface.
parallel horizontal line on a map or globe that circles earth from east to west at intervals starting at the equator.
latitude distance in degrees north or sought of the equator.
meridian line on a map or globe running from the north pole to the south pole along earths surface.
longitude measurement in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
scale feature that relates distances on a map to actual distances on earths surface.
symbol drawing on a map that represents a real object.
legend list of map symbols and their meanings.
elevation height of a point o earth above or below sea level.
topography general form and shape of the land on earths surface.
contour line line drawn on a map that connects all points having the same elevation.
contour interval difference in elevation between one contour line and the next.
Created by: brendonbuck