Unit 1 Pre-Ap World Geo
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exact location on earth where a geographic feature such as a city is found
describes a place in comparison to other places around it
caused by the tilt of the earth on its axis during its revolution around the sun
parts of the world divided into sections, divided by equator and prime meridian
what's literally happening
what is expected to happen
fish, coal, oil, trees
receives direct sunlight every day of the year
Latitude, Air Masses, Continentality, Elevation, Mountain Barriers, Ocean Currents, Pressure Cells, Storm Tracks
horizontal going across the globe, includes equator and tropics- 45 Degrees North and 45 Degrees South are Mid. Latitude. Tropics get sunlight all year.
In Northern Hemisphere cold air from polar regions comes from north, hot air from tropics from south. Vice versa for Southern Hemisphere.
water takes longer to change temperature than land. areas inland from coast will be hotter in summer and colder in winter than areas of the same latitude.
the higher you go the colder it gets. temperature decreases 3.5 Degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet.
air mass comes at mountain and is forced upward causing moisture to cool and become precipitation
can be warm or cold causing land to be warm or cold. warm water=warm land and vice versa
high pressure is heavy/cold air and low pressure is warm/light
where the polar easterlies meet the westerlies there are thunderstorms (when hot air masses and cold air masses collide) the northern hemisphere counter clockwise and southern hemisphere clockwise
any resource that can be replenished naturally in the course of time
Non renewable Resource
natural resource that cannot be replaced once used
a type of HEI... how do we change ourselves to live within our environment?
a type of HEI...how do we change our environment to fit our needs?
a type of HEI...how do we rely on our environment to make our lives better?
a lake in Kazakhstan that was a main resource for people but it's rivers were rerouted by the Soviet Union for irrigation. the lake dried up
a region having little rainfall because it's sheltered from prevailing rain bearing winds by a range of hills
are distorted because the globe is a sphere and it's impossible to show a 3-D sphere map on a flat piece of paper
converting ocean water and making it drinkable. used to limit freshwater.
travels vertically along the prime meridian
resources that are unlimited in quantity
system that accurately determines the precise position of something on Earth
geographic information system, a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data
physical features or human characteristics of a human place
physical and chemical process of breaking down rocks into smaller pieces
weathered pieces of rock that are carried away by water, wind, or glaciers
moving pieces of earths crust that move from the heat inside the earth
when plates collide and the heavier one goes underneath. ex- himalayan mountains
one plate moves suddenly creating quick release of energy
magma turns into lava when it reaches surface this creates volcanoes
soviet union there was an explosion at a power plant in the ukraine and lots of radiation got out and was dangerous
actions causing land to turn to desert
countries, states, cities all share same laws, government
central place and surrounding places affected by it
defined by people's feelings and attitudes
a group of islands
a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral.
any inlet of the ocean or part of the ocean bordering on land and partly surrounded by land
a low place in the surface of the land, usually with a body of water occupying the lowest part
point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
a narrow strip of water
A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake
An extremely dry area with little water and few plants
Any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land
A large part of the ocean that extends into land
A body of land completely surrounded by water
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
a large body of water surrounded by land
A row of connected mountains
a fertile spot in a desert where water is found.
A large body of salt water
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
a large area of flat land with few trees.
an area of relatively level high ground.
Large natural stream of water that runs through the land
A river and all of its tributaries
large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
an area of low land between hills or mountains
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