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Geography

Geography of the Western Hemisphere

TermDefinition
bay an inlet of a body of water (as the sea) that is usually smaller than a gulf
border a boundary especially of a country or state
desert an area with less than ten inches of rain per year and a rocky sandy surface
climate local weather conditions of an area like temperature, precipitation, humidity, sunshine, wind and other conditions
forest an area where coniferous and deciduous trees are the most dominant plant. Deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall. Coniferous trees include trees that have pinecones, such as fir and spruce.
grassland flat or rolling areas of land covered with grasses If located in North America, they are called prairies. In South America they are called pampas
landforms a natural feature of the earth's surface
mountain a land form that is very high and steep. They are usually wide at the bottom and rise to a narrow peak or ridge
ocean a large body of saltwater
pampas the vast fertile grassy plains of southern South America
physical map a map that shows landforms
plains large areas of flat lands
political map a map that shows location and borders of countries and communities
population density the number of people living per square mile
prairie a large open area of grassland
rainforest a dense, either tropical or temperate forest that receives lots of rain year round
region a broad geographic area
river flow of water that goes to an ocean or lake
tropics the area on the earth between the 23 ½ degrees N and 23 ½ S lines of latitude, where the climate is almost always hot
tundra a cold, dry region covered with snow for more than half the year; vast treeless plain where the subsoil is always frozen
vegetation all the plant life found in an area
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