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Term Unit 1

A book of maps Atlas
Height above sea level Elevation
West and East Latitude
Pre-shaped graph Shows "Whole" divided Circle Graph
Climate or weather patterens in a seperate place Climo Graph
A graphic way of presenting onfo in a organized way Chart
How far and in what direction one place is to another. Relative location
The main line of latitude. Equator
A half of the Earth. Hemispere
A map that shows people- made boundaries Political map
A map that shows an area's elevation Physical Map
The study of the earth/everything on it Geography
Average weather patteren of an area Climate
A small symbol that shows direction on a map. Compass Rose
Latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north Artic Circle
Latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south Antarctic Circle
Meridian that run north/south on a map or globe Longitude
Measure distance on a map Scale Bar
The exact position of a place on Earth. Absolute location long/Lat (Coordinates are needed)
Relationship between the distance in real life and the distance on a map Map Scale
Average number of people per sq. mile Population Density
A guide to the symbols on a map. Map Key
a graph that compares info Bar graph
A ball- shaped map of the Earth Globe
When latitude/longitude lines cross each other Grid System
Make comparison Pictograph
How far and in what direction one place is to another Relative Location
A graphic way of presenting info in an organized way Chart
part of a body of water that extends into shoreline Bay
Wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other Channel
usual predictable pattern of weather over along period of time Climate
Moving streams of water in the worlds ocean; affects climate Current
ong period of extreme dryness and water shortage Drought
Height above sea level Elevation
individual features of land Landform
Parts of a large body of water that enstends inland;larger than a bay Gulf
A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safetly Harbor
Violent tropical storms with high wind and rain Hurricaine
Land completly surrounded by water island
A sizeable inland body of water Lake
Cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and 60 degrees south from the south pole High latitude climate
Warm year around extend from the equattor to the Tropic of Cancer and from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn Tropical Climate
Temperate climate extend from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south mid latitude climate
Movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical patteren Prevailing Wind
Caused by the combination of tempature wind and water formed when cold winds from the north and weak Pacific Ocean gets warmer Occurs every 3 years El Nino
Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs Pacific Oceans get colder El Nina
Dry to partically dry areas with little no rain temperature can range from very hot to very cold Dry Climate
Name for a hurricaine from Asia Typhoon
Funnel shaped windstorms sometimes form during a thunder storm Tornado
Low latitude region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capicorn Tropics
Lands with steep sides that rise sharply (1000 ft or more) from surrounding land. Mountain
Traditional family or community-based on custom and rituals.
Market individual or consumer- choices.
Command centrally controlled, government makes all decisions
Mixed Some gov't control in a market system
Created by: dawson1999