CHAPTER 1 VOCABULARY

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revolution

Orbit of earth around sun-causes seasons

rotation

Spinning of earth on its axis - causes day and night

longitude/meridians

Lines showing how far east or west from the prime meridian a region is located

latitude/parallels

Lines showing how far north or south from the equator a region is located

climate

Weather pattern over a long period of time (years)

population density

Number of people in a specific, set area

weather

Condition of air at a specific time and place

natural resources

Things made by nature-used by man

renewable resources

can replace or rebuild themselves

nonrenewable resources

can never be renewed or replaced

environment

made up of all surroundings of a place-Includes land and water

vegetation

Natural plant life of a region

gazetteer

List of countries, states, cities, mountains, deserts, rivers,lakes, and other important geographic places

precipitation

Moisture that falls to the earth in some form of rain or snow

altitude

Height above sea level

currents

Movement of water through oceans like rivers or streams

minerals

Natural substances in the earth reached by mining

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