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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.