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What is the Prime Meridian ?
The Prime Meridian is the imaginary line that divides the earth into east and west.
Which set of imaginary lines goes around the earth and over the poles ?
Longitude Lines
What are Longitude Lines ?
Longitude lines go across the earth and over the north and south poles.
What geographic tool is a 3-D model of the earth ?
The globe
What is the globe ?
3-D model of the earth
What imaginary line divides the earth into northern and southern halves ?
Equator
Imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and southern halves.
What is the equator ?
Which term is used to describe the location of a geographic feature in relation to other nearby features ?
Relative location
What is relative location ?
Term describing the location of a geographic feature to nearby features. Rivers are commonly used.
Which term is used to name a drawing of the earth’s surface that reduces distortions that are cause be converting three dimensions into two dimensions ?
Map projection.
What is map projection ?
Drawing of the earths surface into two dimensions.
Which term is used to describe the exact place on earth at which a geographic feature is found ?
Absolute location.
What is absolute location ?
Exact place on the earth. Longitude and Latitude.
Which set of imaginary lines runs parallel to the equator ?
Latitude Lines.
What are the latitude lines ?
Lines that runs parallel to the equator.
What is the GOES system ?
Way meteorologist can track storms.
What is a regional ecosystem called ?
Biome.
What is Biome ?
Biome is the regional ecosystem.
What type of extreme weather occurs from warm air moving across warm ocean waters ?
Hurricane.
What is another name for trees that don’t have broad leaves ?
Deciduous.
What is a deciduous ?
Name for trees that don’t have broad leaves.
What term identifies flat, treeless area, such as that forming a ring around the Artic Ocean ?
Tundra
What is Tundra ?
Flat area without trees around the Artic circle.
What term identifies a dry, desert region containing drought resistance vegetation ?
Chaparral
What is a chaparral ?
Dry region with deserts.
What is another name for a needle leaf tree ?
Coniferous.
What is a prairie grassland in the tropical region called ?
Savanna.
A grassland or prairie in the northern hemisphere ?
Steppe.
What term refers to the creation of a new system to fulfill a societal need ?
Innovation.
What term refers to the average number of people that live in a square area ?
Population density.
What term refers to acceptance of a new idea ?
Acculturation.