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Chapter 1

Review all your vocabulary from Chapter 1

geography study of the earth in all its variety
landform individual features of the land
environment natural surroundings
GPS special device that receives signals from satelittes
GIS computer software used to collect data and make maps
core center of the earth, made of hot iron and other metals
Mantle layer of rock about 1800 miles thick, the thickest layer
crust thinnest layer made up of ocean floors and continents
weathering process of breaking surface rock into smaller pieces
erosion process of wearing away or moving weathered material
fault cracks in the earth's crust
elevation height above sea level
plain low-lying stretches of flat or gently rolling land
plateau flat land with a steep cliff on one side (higher elevation)
isthmus narrow piece of land connecting two larger pieces of land
strait narrow body of water between two pieces of land
Created by: sarahbeth04