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World Geography Unit

Study help for Julianna

Can be identified using the geographic coordinate system. Absolute Location
Run parallel to the Equator. Lines of Latitude
Located at an equal distance from the North Pole and the South Pole. Equator
These planets are gas giants. Jupiter and Saturn
Important to changes in climate on the EARTH'S surface. Tilt of Earth's Axis
Considered part of the magnetic field of the sun. The Earth's Atmosphere
Found in aquifiers. Groundwater
Results when water droplets are energized by sunlight. Evaporation
The measurement of water droplets in the air. Humidity
Uses latitude and longitude to describe absolute location. Geographic Coordinate System
An area with known boundaries. Formal Region
Processes which transform the surface of the earth. Geomorphic
Adapt to, depend on, and modify their environment. Humans
Large landmasses. Tectonic Plates
Where two tectonic plates are sliding against each other. Transform Boundary
Molten Rock. Magma
Areas of frequent volcanic eruptions. Hotspots
Caused by two plates sliding against each other. Earthquake
Distributes water over the surface of the Earth. Water Cycle
Climate characterized by low temperatures year round. Polar
Occurs when water vapor in the atmosphere forms droplets and falls to the earth. Precipitation
Includes the study of human society and its interactions with its physical environment. Geography
Occurs when ice turns into water vapor. Sublimation
The Earth's oceans rivers, streams, and aquifiers. Hydrosphere
Part of Earth's lithosphere Mantle
A type of erosion. Landslides
Concerned with human and animal interaction with the environment. Ecological Perspective
Created by: MrsMcDonald