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Chapter 5 Science - Mrs. Browne

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plain
large flat areas, often found in the interior regions of continents
plateau
Are flat, raised areas of land made up of nearly horizontal rocks that have been uplifted by forces within the Earth
folded mountain
Rock layers are folded like a rug that has been pushed up against a wall
upwarped mountain
Formed when blocks of Earth's crust are pushed up by forces inside the Earth
fault-block mountain
Formed when one block pushes up while the adjacent block drops down.
Made of huge tilted blocks of rock that are separated from surrounding rocks by faults.
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volcanic mountain
Form when molten material reaches the surface through a weak area of crust
equator
Imaginary line around the Earth exactly halfway between the north and south poles
latitude
Lines that run parallel to the equator
prime meridian
Imaginary line that represents 0longitude and runs from the north pole through Greenwich, England, to the south pole
longitude
Refers to distances in degrees east or west
conic projection
are made up by projecting points and lines from a globe onto a cone
topographic map
a map that shows the changes in the elevation of the earth's surface
contour line
a line on a topographic map that connects points of equal elevation
map scale
the relationship between the distances on the map and the actual distances on Earth's surface
map legend
explains what the symbols used on a map mean