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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.