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hemisphere
half of the earth
prime meridian
imaginary line which divides the earth into Western and Eastern hemispheres
gulf
a part of an ocean or sea extending into the land
strait
narrow channel of water that connect 2 larger bodies of water
isthmus
narrow piece of land that connects 2 larger land areas
mountain range
a group of connected mountains
sea level
the level at the surface of the oceans
piedmont
an area at or near the foot of the mountains
peninsula
land that is almost completely surrounded by water
canyon
a deep narrow valley with steep sides
source
the place where a river begins
channel
the deepest part of a river or any other body of water
mouth
the place where a river empties into a larger body of water
climate
the kind of weather a place has over a long period of time
humidity
the amount of moisturein the air
drought
a time of little or no rain
conservation
protecting natural resources and using them wisely
drought
a time of little rain
Appalachian Mountains
A very large mountain range in the eastern U.S.
continent
one of 7 large land areas or masses on earth
Great Basin
a part of the U.S. that is very dry and desert-like
erosion
The wearing away of the Earth's surface
product
something people grow to sell like corn or rice
elevation
height above sea level of the land
latitude1
lines that run east and west on the map
continent
one of the seven large land areas on earth
erosion
the wearing away of the Earth's surface by wind or water
natural resources
soil, forests, water, minerals, and fuels
Strait
narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
hemisphere
half of the earth
any water in the form of rain sleet or snow
precipertation
isthmus
narrow piece of landthat connects two larger land masses.
equator
an imaginary line which lies halfway between the North and South poles.