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 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) The time in that time zone ecompassing the prime meridian,or 0* longitude International Date Line An arc that for the most part follows 180* longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid dividing land areas. When you cross the International Date Line heading east, the colck moves back 24 hours. When you go west the clock moves forward 24 hours. Latitude The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator. Location The position of anything on Earth's surface. Longitude The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east to west of the prime meridian. Mental Map An international representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located. Meridian An arc drawn on a map between the north and south poles. Parallel A circle drawn on a globe parallel to the equator and at right angles of the meridians. Polder land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area. Possibilism The theory that the physical enviroment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical enviroment and choose a course of action from many alternitives. Prime Meridian The nmeridian, designated as 0* longitude, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. Regional Studies An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phenomena in a particular study area. Resourse A substance in the enviroment that is useful to people, it is economiclly and technologically feasible to access, and is not depleted when used by humans. Site The physical character of a place. Situation The location of a place relative to other places. Toponym A name given to a portion of Earth's surface. Vernacular region An area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity.