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contains almost 98% of the planet's water
oceans
predictable patterns of weather in an area over a long period of time
climate
areas that share common characteristics
region
long stretches of land lowr than the land on either side
valley
areas near the Equator
tropics
contain most of the earth's freshwater
glaciers
flat or gentley rolling areas at lower elevations
plains
underground rock layers that water flows through
aquifers
chemicals that kill crop-destroying insects
pesticides
mostly flat areas at higher elevations
plateau
as altitude increases...
air temperatures decrease
most liquid freshwater is available in
groundwater
tectonic plates float on top of
liquid rock
the warming of the earth from the buildup of gases in the air is
greenhouse effect
about 70% of the earth's surface is
water
places near the Equator are in the
lower latitudes
plateaus and canyons are examples of
landforms(geographic features)
the earth's crust is made up of
many plates that move
the four majjor oceans are the Pacific, Artic, Indian and
Atlantic
the study of the earth's land, water, plants and animals is part of
physical geography
Explain how cities affect the temperature in the area?
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Describe 3 general uses of geographic information
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what does literacy mean?
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