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DZ GEO Unit 1

the study of where people, places and things are located and how they relate to each other Geography
instrument that analyzes sounds to determine distance and direction Sonar
uses multiple satellites to broadcast accurate time measurements to determine location GPS
uses computer technology to collect, manipulate, analyze, and display data in order to solve problems GIS
place's exact position on the globe absolute location
areas between poles and separated by Equator hemispheres
imaginary lines running parallel to the Equator latitude
imaginary lines running North and South between the poles longitude
location of a place in relation to another place relative location
a place's physical and human characteristics character of a place
a viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experiences perception
area in which certain characteristics are found throughout the region formal region
central place and the surrounding areas affected by it functional region
defined by a people's feelings and attitudes about areas perceptual region
center of earth consisting of hot metal, iron, and nickel core
area around core made up of a thick layer of rock mantle
extremely (cake frost like) thin surface layer of rock 5 miles below oceans crust
"sphere" with soil, landforms, and surface features lithosphere
"sphere" that's layer of air, water, and other substances above surface atmosphere
"sphere" that's water in oceans, lakes, rivers and below ground hydrosphere
"sphere" that's the world of plants, animals, and other living things biosphere
large landmasses in the ocean continents
theory that earth's outer shell is not one solid sheet or rock, but rather broken up into several plates plate tectonics
Alfred Wegner's theory that there was once supercontinent called Pangea continental drift theory
breakdown of rock at or near earth's surface into smaller pieces weathering
when a rock is actually broken or weakened physically mechanical weathering
when a rock's chemical makeup is altered by changing the minerals or combining them with new elements chemical weathering
rain with a high concentration of chemicals that eat away at the surface or rock acid rain
movement of weathered materials such as gravel, soil, and sand erosion
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