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Unit Two How we View Earth 2015
Terms in this set (22)
outer layer of gases of a large body in space.
all water on Earth- in the atmosphere (as droplets) and in the ocean, lakes, streams, glaciers and underground reservoirs.
all living organism on Earth into air, on land and in the waters.
all the features on Earth's surface - continents, islands, and seafloor, and everything brow the surface, inner and outer core, mantle, crust.
shows the difference in elevation in an area, can use contour lines, shading, colors, and can be three- dimensional.
the comparison of distance on the map with actual distance on what the map represents.
a chart that explains the meaning of each symbol used on a map, sometimes called a key
an imaginary east-west line around the center of Earth that divided the planet into the northern Hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere, has the value of 0 degrees latitude.
the distance in degrees north or south of the equator, numbered from 0 to 90
an imaginary north-south line that divides the planet into the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. passes through Greenwich, England
The distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian; numbered from 0 - 180
a representation of Earth's curved surface on a flat map
all natural and human-made features of a particular area
on a topographic map, joins points of equal elevation
a measure of how high something is above a reference point such as sea level.
a measure of how steep a landform is. calculated as the change in elevation divided by the distance covered.
the vertical difference between and area's highest and lowest point.
the difference in elevation from one contour line to the next
a method of using scientific equipment to gather information about something at a distance.
a mechanical or electronic device that receives and responds to a signal such as light
false color image
a computer image in which the colors are not what the human eye would see. it assigns different colors to different types of radiation coming in from an objet to highlight its features.
geographic information system
computer systems that can store, arrange, and display geographic data in different types of maps
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