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geography
the study of the earths surface and the process that shapes it the connection of places people and there inviorment
landform
an area of the earths surface with a definate shape example(mountain)
erosion
a process by which water,wind or ice that wears away landforns and caries it to another place
gazetter
a geographical dictonary of locations
distorion
a misrepreintation of a true shape
mountain
a land form that rises more than 2000 ft. wide at the bottom and narrow at the peak
plain
a larg area of flat gently rolling land mainly no trees
reviloution
one complete orbit of the earth around the sun(once a year)
progection
a representation of the earths rounded suface on a flat piece of paper
plateau
a larg mostly flat area that rises above surrounding land at least one side a steep slope
orbit
a plath followed in space as it moves around another such as the earth moves around the sun
climate
the weather patterns that a place typically experiences over a long peirod of time
weather
the condision of the bottom layer of the earths atmosphere in one place in a short period of time
plate tectonics
the theory that earths crust is made of huge slowly moving slabes of rock called plates
plate
in geography a huge section of the earths crust
middle latitudes
the regions between the tropic of cancer in the artic cirlce and the tropic of capricorn and the antartic circle
rotation
a spinning motion of the earth like a top on its axis earth takes about 24 to rotation one time
low latitude
the area between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capircorn or the tropics
high latitude
the high latitudes are the polar zones of the globe the artic circle to the north and the antartic to the south 66.5 degrees
hemisphere
the equator and the prime meridian both divide the earth into each half is called a hemisphere
pangaea
the first animals to walk on land lived on pangaea,was thought to be the only huge landmass on earth
larg scale map
it shows the smallest area but has the greatest detail like a zoom on a camera
political map
main purpose is to show continesnts contries and divisions within countries such as states or providences
physical maps
like political maps also show land of regions what they look like physical features such as hills and mountains
small scale map
the small map has the smallest scale and shows the fewest details