the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create
the human and physical features that make a place unique
a field that studies people and the relationships among them
a part of the world with one or more common features distinguishing it from surrounding areas
a flat drawing that shows part of Earth's surface
a spherical model of the entire planet
a specific description of where a place is
a general description of where a place is
an area's land, water, climate, plants and animals, and other physical features
the study of the world's physical features, such as landforms, bodies of water, climate, soils, and plants
the study of the world's people, communities, and landscapes
the science of making maps
the study of weather and what causes it
energy from the sun
one complete spin of Earth on its axis
one trip of Earth around the sun
the distance north or south of Earth's equator
regions close to the equator
water without salt
large area of slow moving ice
water that is stored in Earth's streams, rivers and lakes
water that falls to Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
water found beneath Earth's surface
water that occurs in the air as an invisible gas
the circulation of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
a long period of lower-than-normal precipitation
shapes on Earth's surface, such as hills or mountains
magma or liquid rock that reaches Earth's surface
sudden, violent movements of Earth's crust
the process of breaking rock into smaller pieces
the movement of sediment from one location to another
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