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third geo. vocab.

Third Western Hemisphere vocabulary quiz

tropics the area on the earth between 23 1/2 degrees North and 23 1/2 South lines of latitude, where the climate is almost always hot.
tropical resmbling the tropics, especially in being very hot and wet/humid.
vegetation all the plant life found in an area.
Western Hemisphere the half of the earth comprising(consiting of) North and South America and their surrounding waters west of the Prime Meridian.
Eastern Hemisphere the half of the earth east of the Prime Meridian.
Northern Hemisphere the half of the earth north of the Equator
coniferous trees trees that always maintain either cones or needles at all seasons of the year, such as fir, spruce or pine.
deciduous trees trees whose leaves fall off at the end of a season.
geographic characteristics things that distinguish one place from another
human characterisitics describe the people of a place,(past or present) and their human-made features such as buildings, languages, religions, economic activities, and political systems.
legend/key explains the meaning of the symbols on the map.
symbols the pictures, shapes, or colors on a map that stand for objects, places, or people.
coordinate the point on a map or globe where a line of latitude and longitude cross.
latitude/longitude imaginary lines on a map or globe that measure distance north and south of the Equator and distance east and west of the Prime Meridian.
meridians a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's suface and the terrestrial poles
parallel each of the imaginary lines that show the latitudes on the earth's surface.
Created by: Adamsthornell