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Week 2 Vocabulary

Vocabulary for Quiz

A place in the desert where underground water comes to or near the surface. Oasis
People who move from place to place. Nomad
Where a place is defined by its latitude and longitude. Absolute Location
Animal Life. Fauna
People who live off their animals Pastoralist
The short term condition of the atmosphere. Weather
Imaginary lines on the Earth which go the same direction as the Prime Meridian. Longitude
A central place and area surrounding it. Functional Region
The gas part of the Earth that surrounds it. Atmosphere
The side of the mountain which the wind gets to last. Leeward
The side of a mountain which the wind gets to first. Windward
Where a place is defined by a starting point and directions from it. Relative Location
Plant life. Flora
The way the wind usually blows is called the _________ wind. Prevailing
Any area which receives less than 10 inches of rain on average each year. Desert
The long term condition of the atmosphere. Climate
Imaginary lines on the Earth which go the same direction as the Equator. Latitude
A place united by common characteristics. Region
An area which people view as being united. Perceptual region
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