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Geography 1-9 review

What's a conformal map?
A map that keeps the true shapes of land masses but not sizes.
How does latitude affect temperature?
Latitude determines whether or not you get direct rays from the sun. Where there are direct rays, it is hotter. Where they are indirect it is cooler.
At what latitude is the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn?
tropic of Cancer- 23.5 degrees north. tropic of Capricorn- 23.5 degrees south.
If someone told you to find 112 degrees north, what would you say?
Parallels of latitude only go 90 degrees north or south, there isn't 112 degrees.
Where do the direct rays of the sun end?
23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south
Where will you find the tropics? What is another name for the tropics?
tropics are between 23.5 degrees north and south. Also known as the low latitudes.
Where will you find the high latitudes?
between 60 and 90 degrees north and south of the equator.
Where will you find the middle latitudes?
between 30 and 60 degrees north and south of the equator.
Why do the high latitudes have low temeratures?
They dont receive direct rays form the sun, so the temp is lower.
Why do we have imaginary lines at 66.5 degrees north and south?
The represent the Arctic and Anarctic Circles. the sun stays abouve the horizon one or more day each year.