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How We View Earth
Terms in this set (24)
a group of ojects or phenomena that interact
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
the watery layer of the earth's surface
regions of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere inhabited by living things
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core
all the natural and man-made features of an area
the difference between the highest and lowest points in an area
distance, usually on land, of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
height, usually in the air, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
vertical distance below sea level
...the comparison of distance on a map with the actual distance in the real world
...a chart that explains the meaning of each symbol on a map
...an imaginary line running east west around the ceter of Earth that divides it into north and south hemispheres
an imaginary line running east west around the Earth parallel to the equator, measuring degrees north and south of the equator
The planet's longitude line adopted as zero degrees of longitude.
an imaginary line on the surface of Earth passing through the north and south poles and at right angles to the equator
A representation of Earth's curved surface on a flat map
...connects points of equal elevation on a topographic map
the change in elevation divided by the distance over which the change occurs, or how steep the ground is
...the difference in elevation between two consecutive contour lines
...using scientific instruments to gather information about something at a distance.
...a mechanical,organic, or electronic device that recieves and responds to a signal.
false color image
...a computer image in which the colors are not what the human eye would see.
geographic information system (GIS)
...computer systems which can store arrange and display data about an area in different types of maps.
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