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Geographers world

Unit 1

narrow strip of land that connects 2 larger land masses isthmus
narrow stretch of water that joins 2 larger bodies of water straight
understanding the past and preparing for the future uses of geography
what did geographers use to indicate the absolute location? global grid system
what do geographers call an area with one ore more features that set it apart from other areas? a region
what is a triangle-shaped deposit of sediment that occurs where a river flows into an ocean delta
maps cannot represent the exact size because of _____________ distortion
relative location where a place is located; compared to somewhere else
what is a long, narrow stretch of land that is surrounded on 3 sides? pensula
how people uses natural surroundings environment and society
how do we measure parallels and latitude and meridians? with degrees
which will you find on a physical feature map? landforms
what line runs across the 0 degrees longitude? equator
how long does it take for earth to complete 1 revolution? 365 days
what does map scale compare it compares the real world distance and a distance on a map
human systems the processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
physical systems the physical processes that shape the patterns of earths surface
the world in spatial terms how to analyze the spacial organization of people, places, and environments
basin a bowl-shaped depression, or hollow, in earths surface
bay part of large body of water that extends into a shoreline
canyon a deep and narrow valley with steep walls
delta a triangle-shaped deposit of sand and sediment that occurs where a river flows into an ocean
gulf a large inlet of the sea that cuts into land
island a land that is surrounded by water
isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land masses
lake a sizable inland of water
mountain range a series of connected mountains
pensula a long, narrow stretch of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
plain an area of level land
plateau an area of level land, usually at a low elevation and often covered with grasses
river a large natural stream of water that runs through the land
striaght a narrow stretch of water joining 2 larger bodies of water
tributary a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
volcano a mountain created as liquid rock or ash erupts from inside the earth
physical features the names, locations, and shapes of landforms and water bodies
climate zones each zone has a particular pattern of precipitation and temperature
vegetation zones in each zone, a certain mix of plants has adapted to similar conditions
population density shows info about population patterns
economic activity land use, which is how people use land to meet their needs
absolute location the precise point where a place is located on earth
distortion a change in shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map
map projection a way of representing the spherical earth on a flat surface
relative location where a place is located in relation to another place
climate the pattern of weather over a long period of time
economic activity ways people produce, buying, and selling goods and services
landform any natural feature of earths surface that has a distinct shape
physical feature any natural characteristics of earths surface such as landforms and bodies of water
population density the average number of people who live in a unit of area such as a square mile
region an area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteristics that see it apart from the others
thematic map shows a particular theme or topic
vegitation all the plants and trees in an area
rotation = 1 day = 24 hours
which way does longitude run? runs up
which way does latitude run? runs across
Created by: mmanni