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Review for Geography terms


part of a river where the water flows into another body of water

north pole

the northern end of the earth's axis


a great body of salt water that covers almost 2/3 of the earth's surface

ocean current

a movement of the surface water in a regular pattern, affecting climate


imaginary lines north or south of the equator representing degrees of latitude


land surrounded by water on all sides but one

physical map

a map which shows features of the earth's surface


a broad and flat gently rolling area usually low in elevation


a flat area high above sea level

polar climate

the climate of the earth's polar regions,
characterized by short summers and long winters

political map

a map which shows the boundaries of countries, cities, highways, etc.


moisture in the form of rain,snow, sleet, hail, etc.

prime meridian

the meridian from which longitude is measured both east and west passing through Greenwich, England


a large stream of water that flows into another body of water


a large body of salt water, wholly or partly enclosed by land


the place where a river or stream begins

south pole

the southern end of the earth's axis


a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water


written or printed marks, letter, figures, etc, used to represent objects or information

tropical climate

the climate of the climates characterized by intense heat, much rain and lack of seasons

tropic of cancer

23 1/2 degrees N the parallel of latitude that is the northern boundary of the torrid zone.

tropic of capricorn

23 1/2 degrees S, the parallel of latitide that is the southern boundary of the torrid zone


the land between hills or mountains.

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