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Human/Environmental Interaction
Human change the environment and nature can change it back(man made lakes, hurricanes)
Movement
The movement of people, goods (imports/exports) and communications.
Location
“Where are we?” is what the theme of location answers using absolute or relative location.
Region
is characterized as being united in terms of government, language, or possibly its' landform or situation.
Place
can have physical(mountains, rivers, etc.) or human characteristics(buildings, canals, roads)
Continent
a landmass above water on earth
Continental Drift
the lateral movement of continents resulting from the motion of crustal plates
Plate Tectonics
a geologic theory that describes the earth's crust as dividing into a number of rigid plates.
Equator
the great circle on a sphere or heavenly body whose plane is perpendicular to the axis, equidistant everywhere from the two poles of the sphere or heavenly body.
Prime Meridian
the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned.
Time Zones
one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England
Tropic of Cancer
one of the two corresponding parallels of latitude on the terrestrial globe which is about 23 and a half degrees north of the equator
Tropic of Capicorn
one of the two corresponding parallels of latitiude on the terrestrial globe which is about 23 and a half degrees south of the equator
North and South Poles
the northern and southern ends of the earth's axis, the northernmost and southernmost point on earth
Tropical Climate
near the equator,
with weather that is very hot and humid,
with lots of rainfall.
Desert Climate
in bands just north and south of the equator, with weather that is hot and dry.
Northern Temperate Climate
this is the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Artic Circle. The weather is without extremes (hot & cold) but does experience 4 seasons and can be unpredictable.
Southern Temperate Climate
this is the area between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. The weather is without extremes (hot & cold) but does experience 4 seasons and can be unpredictable.
Polar Climate
the area around the North
and South Pole, with freezing cold weather that does not exceed 50 degrees fahrenheit in summer months and can often be 50 degrees below zero in the winter.
Mountain Climate
because of its higher elevation the weather is colder in the winter and mild in the summer. Its main precipitation is snow.