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Latitude Horizontal lines. Measures east to west of the globe. North to south of the equator. Example is Climbing the ladder. Depending can be called parallels.
Longitude Vertical lines. Measure north and south of the globe. East to west of the prime meridian. Depending can be called Meridians.
North Pole 90 degrees north.
South Pole 90 degrees south.
Arctic Circle 60.30 degrees north.
Antarctic Circle 60.30 degrees south.
Tropic of Capricorn 23.5 degrees south.
Tropic of Cancer 23.5 degrees north.
Isobars An imaginary line or a line on a map or chart connecting or marking places of equal barometric pressure.
Altitude The height of where you are at-ex: 50,000 feet above sea level.
Oblate Sphere Our earth is this because it is not perfectly round.
Time Zones Boundaries between countries subdivisions instead of strictly following longitude because it is convenient for areas in frequent communication to keep the same time.
Fields An expanse of open or cleared ground, especially a piece of land suitable or used for animals to eat and to grow crops. Ex: Temperature, Air Pressure, Humidity, Elevation, Wind Speed, Strength of an earthquake.
Topographic Map Shows elevation and shape by using contour lines. Furthermore, these geographical features can be mountains, valleys, plain surfaces, water bodies and many more.
Map Scale Refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground.
Contour Interval Is the vertical distance or difference in elevation.
Prime Meridian The earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England.
Equator It is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, at 0 degrees latitude.
How many Time Zones are there in America? 4.
What are the different Time Zones? What would each time be if it's 7pm in New York? Eastern Standard Time 7pm, Central Standard Time 6pm, Mountain Standard Time 5pm, Pacific Standard Time 4pm.
Bonus if 7pm in New York where is it in Hawaii and Alaska? 3pm Alaska, 2pm Hawaii.
West Time Zone Subtract an Hour.
East Time Zone Add an Hour.
Earth goes West to East.
International Date Line On the other side of the prime meridian.
Why does New York experience sunrise before California? This is because the east coast has sunrise first because of earth's rotation.
Isotherms Temperature.
Isobars Show Air Pressure.
Contour Lines Elevation.
Landform The type of terrain.
Contour Lines Rising? Steeper? Rising Farther Lines. Steeper Closer Lines.
How many degrees apart is each time zone? 15 degrees.
Spaces Intervals.
Rings Climbing a mountain.
Created by: jschwartzman
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