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To STUDY for Essentials of Geography Test

TermShort Definition
latitude goes across the equator
longitude runs down the prime meridian
Prime Meridian it measures 0 degrees longitude
Equator it measures 0 degrees latitude
physical map type of map that shows land forms and rivers, ponds, etc.
How to use the map scale Multiply the number of inches on the map times the scale to determine the true distance.
solistice when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon ex: winter solstice
equinox when the sun passes directly over the equator
Political map type of map that show man- made boundaries
thematic map type of map that show a specific topic ex: Climate
absolute location The absolute coordination on a map
relative location an estimate of where a coordination is
location location is a when you plant a coordinates on a map
movement discovering new landscapes and exploring new lands
region points on a map that forms a closed shape
interaction people take what the environment provides them and ensures their own living
place describes what a location is like or what kind of place it is
compass rose points you in the directions of north south east and west EX: Montgomery, Texas 30.3883° N, 95.6963° W
map title The map title tells you the subject on the map
map legend give you a key to show you what is what
map scale refers to the relationship between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground.
cardinal directions north, south, east, west
climate the average conditions of an area over a long period of time
weather what the atmospheric conditions are. (on a specific day or time)
marine climate the climate of places near the ocean or sea
continental climate the climate of places not near the ocean or sea Ex: Arizona
tropical climate a climate that is hot and rainy all year Ex: Amazon Rain forest
highland climate a climate that is found in mountains (is a lot cooler)
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