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SLO Vocabulary 2017

All vocabulary for SLO

TermDefinition
Globe A spherical model of the earth (most accurate)
Latitude Lines that run east to west but measure north and south of the equator
Grid System A network of lines that are formed by crossing one another
Absolute Location The exact location formed by latitude and longitude
Human /Environment Interaction How people change their environment
Elevation Height above sea level
Core Center of the earth
Crust This layer includes the continents and the oceans
GIS Computer software used to map the earth
Region Group of places/areas united by one or more common characteristics
Weather Unpredictable changes in the air that take place over a short period of time
Climate Usual predictable patterns of weather in an area over a long period of time
Greenhouse effect Buildup of gasses in the atmosphere that prevent warm air from rising
Hurricane Violent tropical storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean that contain high winds
Tornado Funnel- shaped windstorm that form during sever thunderstorms
Place An area that is defined by everything in it; features that give an area personality
Hemisphere Half of the earths surface divided by the equator and the Prime Meridian; Northern, Southern, Eastern,and Weastern
Map Key Map feature that tells the reader what the symbols and shapes mean on the map
Movement The way people, products,information,and ideas transfer from place to another
Longitude Lines that run north to south but measure east to west
Relative location Not exact; Describes general location ; uses words like near, next to, beside
Archipelago A group of many smaller islands
Plateau Flat land at a high elevation
Island Land completely surrounded by water; smaller than a continent
Pennisula body of land surrounded by water on three sides
Lake A sizable inland body of water
Valley Area of low elevation between hills or mountians
Mountain land with steep sides that rise up sharply from the surrounding area.
Harbor A sheltered place along shore where ships can anchor safely
Tributary A body of water that feeds into a larger body of water
Renewable Resources Resources the can be replaced in your lifetime
Nonrenewable Resources Resources that can not be replaced in your lifetime or can not be replaced
Ethnic Group Group of people that share common culture traits
Immigrants You are called this in the country that you move in to.
Emmigrants You are called this in the country that you have moved out of.
Tropical Rainforest year round rains produce lush and thick vegetation(warm)
Humid Continental Harsh winters, short summers (Pennsylvania)
Tropical Savanna Broad grasslands with specific wet and dry seasons
Marine West Coast Mild and rainy winters with cool summers
Tundra Vast rolling plain without trees, harsh and dry with permafrost
Arid Less than 10 inches of rain per year (cacti)
Humid Subtropical Heavy rains fall in the hot and humid summer months
Semiarid Treeless plain that surrounds deserts
Highlands Contains mountains or area of high elevation
Ice Cap North and South Poles, only lichen grow here
Mediterranean Mild and rainy winters with hot and dry summers
Subarctic Contains huge evergreen forests called taigas
Created by: shellysenior