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absolute location
the location of a point expressed as a grid refrence the intersection of a parallel of latitude and a meridian of longitude
oasis
a fertile or green area in the desert
rotation
turning of the earth on its axis from west to east creates day by night.
prime meridian
location from which longitude is measured 0 degrees.
dune
a ridge of sand piled up by wind
precipitation
dates when the sun is at 23.5 degrees north and south.
erg
a large region of sand and sand dunes in the desert
timezone
the division represented by 15 degrees longitude
intermediate direction
points of the compass between the four cardinal points
el nino
warm surface from the pacific ocean
irrigation
to supply artificioally with water
population density
the number of individuals found in a specific place
trade winds
surface winds that gentally blow
reservoir
an artificiolly lake where the water is collected for storage and use
revolution
movement around the earth around the sun
relative location
the location to a point relative to another point
solstice
dates at when the sun is at 23.5 degrees
human geography
human made features and phenomena on the earth
rift valley
steep valley produced by tectonic movement
cartography
the art and science of the map making
topography
graphic detail on graphs or charts
scale
relative or proprtional size
lagoon
a body of seawater almost cut off by the main body of water
antarctic circle
northern limit of the area