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Butte
A flat topped hill, smaller than a mesa.
Port
Where ships load and unload their goods.
Prairie
Flat or rolling land covered with tall grass.
Barrier Island
A narrow island between the mainland and the ocean.
Service Industries
Businesses or jobs in which people help others.
Global Grid
The crisscrossing lines of latitude and longitude found on a map or globe.
Vegetation
The plant life of an area.
Rain Shadow
The side of a mountain that is usually dry because precipitation falls on the other side
Interior Plains
The middle west part of landform in the United States.
Mesquite
A small thorny tree with long roots that dig deep to find water.
Industries
All of the businesses that make one type of product or provide one type of service.
Source
Starting point of a river.
Lowlands
Land with an elevation just above sea level.
Mesa
A flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land. It is smaller than a plateau.
Rodeo
A contest of cowhand skills.
Parallels
A line of latitude.
Metropolitan Area
A large city or group of cities together with their near by subburbs.
Ranch
A large area of land used to raise cattle, sheep, or horses.
Longitude
A measure of distance on Earth east or west of the prime meridian.
Degree
A unit for measuring distance on the earths surface; also a unit for measuring temperature.
Lattitude
A measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator.
Meridians
A line of longitude.
Hailstorm
Shower of small rounded chunks of ice.
Prime Meridian
The first line of longitude, or starting place, for measuring lines of longitude.
Mouth
Where a river empties into the ocean or another large body of water.