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tundra
a region where temps are always cold or cool
community
all the people living in the same place and subject to the same laws
Perma current
the cold water current of the S.E. Pacific Ocean
equator
an imaginary line between the N and S
climate
the weather patterns that an area experiences
latitude
the series of imaginary lines also called paralles
icy desert
a cold desert usually near the poles
landform
an area on the earths surface with a definate shape
tropical
a climate that is very hot and humid
earthquake
in which two plates fault creating pressure on earths surface
vegetation
the plants in an area
atmosphere
the multi-layered band of gases that surround the earth
Great Plains
a dry area of short grasses located in N. America
corosion
the process in which water wind or ice wears away landforms
weather
the condition of the bottom layer of the atmosphere for a short period of time
rotation
the spinning movement of the earth
canopy
a dense mass of leaves forming the top layer of a forest
plateau
a large flat area that rises above the surrounding land
mercator
maps make the poles look bigger than they are
currents
a flow of water, air or any liquid
Human Environment Interaction
interaction stresses and how people effect movement
longitude
a series of imaginary lines called meridans that run N & S
Prime Meridian
an imaginary line that is the main longitude line
location
the exact place on earth or landmarks near it
movement
explains how peoples ideas and goods get from one place to another
axis
an imaginary line around which the earth rotates
geography
study of earth's surface & the process that shape it
place
a locations human and physical features
projection
a representation of earths surface on a flat piece of paper
region
a place with shared land, population or climate
volcano
an opening in the earth's surface, which molten rock, ash and gases from inside earth escape
revolution
one complete orbit around the sun
Ring of Fire
a circle of volcanic mountains that surround the Pacific Ocean
plate techtonics
the theory that earth's entire crust is made up of huge slabs of rock, called plates
temperature
the degree of hotness or coldness
Gulf Stream
a warm ocean current in the N. Atlantic
precipitation
all forms of water