rain that contains dangerous chemicals because of smoke from factories and cars.
Land that is able to be farmed; suitable for growing crops.
Similar climatic conditions on earth such as communites of plants, animals and soil, often called ecosystems.
A recurring characteristic of quality of a climate
the very slow movement of the continents on the surface of the earth.
combining of different cultures into one.
the number of something in a particular space or area
a variety of people
refers to how resources like, water, land, fuel, etc.. are divided among people and countries.
countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life
countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
the spread of desertlike conditions
a long period without rain
height above sea level
violent and sudden movement of the earth's crust
a community and its physical environment together
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
lack of food in a place; time of starving
become filled to overflowing
a nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
increase in the average temperatures on earth
tropical storm with violent wind and heavy rain
geographic information system
special computer software that helps geographers gather information about different places
the changes (modifications) that humans make to the natural environment
a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
involves steps and decisions in the way work is accomplished
Disruptions in the normal pattern, or routine for a region.
One of the many moving plates believed to be the cause of earthquakes
is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air lowers to earth and can cause severe damage.
is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water typically these are caused by an earthquake
A repeated action or series of events that becomes predictable
a mental view or prospect
is a scientific theory which describes the large scale motions of Earth.
A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve an outcome.
winds that blow predominantly from a single general direction over a particular point on Earth's surface
a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
The process of urban areas expanding outwards, usually in the form of suburbs, and developing over fertile agricultural land.
movement of people from rural areas to cities
a weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface.
observable facts or events related to weather