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hemisphere
each half of the globe
moraine
ridge/hill of rock carried and deposited by a glacier
drainage basin
area drained by a major river and its tributaries
ring of fire
chain of volcanoes that line the pacific rim
tornado
powerful funnel-shaped column of spiraling air
biome
regional ecosystem

forest, grassland, desert, tundra
savanna
flat, grassy, mostly treeless plains in the tropical grassland region
hurricane
storm that forms over warm, tropical ocean waters
decidous
named characteristic of broadleaf trees such as maple, oak, birch, cottonwood
tundra
flat, treeless lands forming a ring around the artic ocean

climate region of the artic ocean
coniferous
needleaf treas, pine, fir, cedar
how would you describe the study of geography
the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth
what device is used to measure earthquakes

what does it measure
richter scale

relative strength of an earthquake
what activities occur in the ring of fire
volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis
where do tectonic plates move past each other
fault lines
what are the 3 physical components of the biosphere
atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere
what are the 4 categories of relief
mountains, hills, plains, plateaus