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Terms Unit 1

A book of maps atlas
Height above sea level elevation
west and east lattitude
Pie-shaped graph. Shows "whole" divided circle-graph
Climate or weather patterns in a degree Climigraph
a graphic way of presenting info in a organized way Chart
How far and ibn what direction one place is to another. relative location
The main line of lattitude Equator
A half of the earth hemisphere
A map that shows people-made boundires political map
A map that shows an area's elevation A physical map
The study of earth/everything on it geopgraphy
Average weather pattern of an area climate
A small symbol that shows direction on a map compass rose
Lattitude line 66 1/2 degrees north arctic circle
Lattitude line 66 1/2 degrees south antarctic circle
meridian that run north/south on a map or globe longitude
shows specififc info like climate or population thematic map
measures distnace on a map scale bar
relation between the distance in a real life and the distance on a map map scale
A guide to the symbols on a map map key
makes comparisson-uses symbols/pics pictograph
average number of people per sg. mile population density
Latitude/ longitutude luines cross each other grid system
A ball-shaped map of earth globe
bay part of a large body of water that extends into a shore line generally smaller then a gulf.
Gulf part of a large body of water that extends into a shore line generally larger and more deeply indented then a bay.
Landforms Individual features of the land.
La Nina Pattern of unusual weather in the Pacific Ocean that has the opposite effects of El Nino.
lake A sizeable inland body of water.
plateau are of a flat or rolling land at a high elevation , about 300-3,000 feet high.
Peninsula peice of land with water on three sides.
Plains low-lying stretch of a flat or gently rolling land
Physical Feature Characteristic of a place occuring naturally such as a landform, body of water, climate pattern, or resource.
Valley area of low land between hills or mountains
Volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth.
Channel wide straight or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep poart of a river ir waterway
Current moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affects climate.
Prevaling Wind movements of air that travel around earth in a typical pattern.
el nino Caused by the combination of temperature wind and water. Formed whedn cold winds from the north are weak. Pacific ocean gets warmer. Happens every three years.
harbor a sheltered place where ships can anchor safely.
hurricane violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall.
high lattitude Climate vold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees to south to the south pole.
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high uo in thwe mountains)
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator of the tropic cancer (23 1/2 degrees north)and from the equator to the tropic capricorn (23 1/2 degrees south)
mild lattirude climate tempermate climate (think seasons)extend from 231/2 degrees north to 60 north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
dry climate dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoon name for a hurricane in aisa
current moving streans of water in the world's oceans; affects climate
climate usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period
Created by: MissezJ