Geography Terms

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Geography

The study of the earth.

Laitude

East to West.

Longitude

North to South.

Natural Rescources

Materials that humans can take from the environment to survive and satisfy their needs. Natural Rescources cannot be replaced once used. (Examples: oil, books, wood, fire, water.)

Irrigation

Bring water to dry lands.

Cartographer

Map maker.

Map Projections

Ways of drawing the earth on a flat surface.

Thematic Map

Maps that deal with specific topics. (For Example: Political map or population map.)

Elevation

The height above sea level.

Erosion

Gradual wearing away of land.

Weather

The conditions of the earth's atmosphere over a short period of time.

Climate

The average weather of a place, over a period of 20-30 years ( long term).

Precipitation

Water that falls in the form of rain, hail or snow.

Altitude

Is the height of the land, above sea level.

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land connecting 2 larger land areas.

Tributary

A smaller river or stream, that flows to a larger river or stream.

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