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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

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definition of geography
study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth
Five themes of geography
1. Location
2.Place
3.Human-Environmenatl Interactions
4.Movement
5.Region
Cartographer
maker of maps
Geographic Information Systems
can be used for development cartography statistical analysis marketing archaeology, etc.
Mercator Map Projection
Robinson's projection
continental drift theory
The theory that there was at one point a Pangea
tectonic plates
7 or 8 plates beneath the earth's surface that move constantly
volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.
Hydrologic Cycle
Evaporation condensation precipitation run-off
greenhouse effect
Chemicals get caught in the ozone which traps UV rays between the atmosphere and the earth's surface, and eventually heats the earth up
strait
connects two larger bodies of water, between two large land bodies
isthmus
small strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land
peninsula
land almost completely surrounded by water except for a peninsula connecting it to the mainland
Tsunami
huge wave caused by an earthquake
Ring of fire
highly volcanic islands surrounding the pacific tectonic plate
summer and winter solstice
june 21st or 22nd and december 21st or 22nd
Spring and fall equinox
march 21st or 22nd and september 21st or 22nd
Imaginary lines of latitude
Arctic circle 66 degrees
Tropic of Cancer 23.5 degrees
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn 23.5 degrees
Antarctic circle 66 degrees
four factors affecting climate
altitude
location on land mass
latitude
ocean, wind currents

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