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Geography
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
History
Is an account of what has happened in the lives of different people
Longitude
Measure distance north to south from the equator
Latitude
Measure distance east to west from the prime meridian
Irrigate
Means to bring water to the desert
cartographer
Mapmakers
Map projections
Ways of drawing earth on a flat surface
Globe
A sphere with a map of earth printed on it
hemispheres
earth is divided into two halves. They are called...
standard time zones
A system that made it easier to tell time around the world
isthmus
a narrow strip of land
elevation
height of at least 1000 ft. (300m)
hills
areas of raised land that are lower and more rounded than mountains
plains
broad areas of failry leveled land
plateaus
Plains that range from a few hundred to many thousand ft. above sea level.
mountains
high, steep, rugged land
tributaries
streams or small rivers
climate
average weather of a place over a period of 20 to 30 years
weather
Condition of earths atmosphere at any given time or any given place
precipitation
water that falls in the form of hail, sleet, rain, or snow
altitude
hight above sea level, and also affects the climate
el nino
southern oscillation