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What are the two important parts of any place's climate?
temperature and precipitation
What are land surfaces?
landforms
What are the times of the year?
seasons
What is a wide area of flat or gently rolling land?
plain
What is an imaginary line that goes through the earth from the North Pole to the South Pole?
axis
What shows you the kinds of land surfaces?
Relief map
Natural gas, petroleum, and coal are all what?
fuels
What is a plain that is bordered by a large body of water?
coastal plain
What is a low, level piece of land at the mouth of a river?
delta
What is a piece of land almost surrounded by water?
peninsula
Rain, snow, mist, sleet, and hail are all forms of what?
precipitation
To use water from rivers and lakes to make up for a lack of rainfall?
irrigate
By using heat from burning coal, the iron can be melted out of the rock. This is called what?
smelting
Agriculture is another word for what?
Farming
What is a high, steep land?
mountain
What is power in which generators change the power of moving water into electric power?
hydroelectric power
What is soft coal?
bituminous
What are things found on and in the Earth that are useful to people but are not made by people?
natural resources
What is weather over a long period of time called?
climate
What is hard coal?
anthracite
What is the beginning of a river?
source
What are supplies that have not been mined?
reserves
Where a river empties into a large body of water?
mouth
Uranium is a source of what type of energy?
atomic or nuclear energy
What is a body of land completely surrounded by water?
island
What is a large,high area of land. It generally rises steeply from the land around it,at least on one side. The top, or surface, is usually flat and level?
plateau