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Area Studies Unit 1o


A point on the earth's surface expressed by a coordinate system such as latitude and longitude. Absolute Location
a half of the celestial sphere as divided into two halves by the horizon, the celestial equator, or the ecliptic Hemisphere
A location of a place in relation to another place Relative location
Physical characteristics of a place include altitude, landforms like mountains and bodies of water,climate and different forms of precipitation. Temperature is also included. characteristics of a place
A viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experience perception
A group of places that have similar attributes. formal region
A group of places connected by movement. functional region
a straight line that has the same distance between another straight line. parallel
an imaginary line on the Earth's surface from the North Pole to the South Pole that connects all locations along it with a given longitude. meridian
The Prime Meridian is the meridian (line of longitude) at which the longitude is defined to be 0°. prime meridan
geography refers to how people, goods, and ideas are dynamic and constantly changing movement
subregions that contain clusters of like areas that are distinctive by their uniformity of description based on a range of statistical data region
how we affect and are affected by the environment, and also how we disturb the natural environment. human- environment interaction
a specific position or point in physical space location
an area with definite or indefinite boundaries or a portion of space in which has a name in an area place
An equator is the intersection of a sphere's surface with the plane perpendicular to the sphere's axis of rotation and containing the sphere's center of mass. equator
the circle of latitude on the Earth that marks the most northerly position tropic of cancer
the most southerly latitude on the Earth tropic of capricorn
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