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28 Cards in this Set

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imaginary lines that run north and south of the equator
imaginary lines that run east and west of the prime meridian
latitude line located at zero degrees
Prime Meridian
longitude line located at zero degrees
Tropic of Cancer
latitude line located at 23.5 degrees north of the equator
Tropic of Capricorn
latitude line located at 23.5 degrees south of the equator
Arctic Circle
latitude line located 66.5 degrees north of the equator
Antarctic Circle
longitude line located at 66.5 degrees south of the equator
Which climate region are we in here in the Shenandoah Valley?
humid continental
What line of longitude is located at 180 degrees?
international date line
37 degrees N, 68 degrees west is an example of what type of location?
absolute location
Name the 5 themes of Geography.
PRILM=Place, Region, Interaction, Location, and
Building a dam is an example of which theme of Geography?
Human-Enviorment Interaction
Why does the earth have seasons?
The earth is tilted
What is it called when the Earth spins on its axis?
When the Earth travels around the sun, it is called...
a revolution
12 hours of day and night occur on an..
If it is winter here in Virginia, it is what season in Australia?
When do the 2 solstices occur?
When do the 2 equinoxes occur?
What are thick masses of slow moving ice called?
What was the name of the supercontinent scientists believe existed?
Name the scientific theory that our continents are located on many plates that move.
Plate Techtonics
Continental Drift
Explain subduction.
this occurs when one plate moves under another.
Earthquakes are caused when this happens?
The plates rub together.
Volcanoes are caused when this happens?
The plates pull apart and magma comes out.
Hurricanes are the result of what 2 forces?
wind and water
What is the weathering of rock known as?