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22 Cards in this Set

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What are the four hemispheres?
Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern
What is the difference between a plateau and a plain?
Plateau's are flat and higher than a plain.
What is the tallest mountain in the
Western Hemisphere?
Mount Aconcaqua
A group of islands are called?
The height above sea level?
A natural resource such as coal or iron that can never be replaced once it is used?
nonrenewable resources
plant life
A natural substance such as iron, gold, oil or coal that is dug out of the earth?
The weather patterns typical of an area over a long period of time?
Moisture that falls from the sky, such as rain or snow?
A narrow strip of land bordered by water that connects to larger areas of land?
No longer in existence?
Why are natural resources important?
We would not be able to survive
How are temperature and precipitation related to climate?
They are the two most important parts of climate.
What are the three major factors that affect climate?
latitude - elevation - nearness to bodies of water
What do you call the five freshwater lakes located on the border between the United States and Canada?
Great Lakes
What is the second largest river in the world?
What is a river or stream that flows into a larger body of water called?
What is the longest river in the Western Hemisphere?
Mississippi River
Name three ways in which the earth's surface can change?
volcanos - wind - water
What archipelago is located in the Western Hemisphere?
Carribean Island
The climates characteristics of the middle latitudes, marked by cool winters and warm summers?
temperate climates