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Exam revision year 10 term 5
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eye of the storm
the center of a hurricane- a core of warm, calm air with low pressure and light winds
a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean and America's
black spots on the sun's surface (photosphere), cooler than the surrounding area because of the sun's magnetic field that keeps in heat and light
redistributes heat over earth's surface by exchanging warm tropical air with cold polar air.
the area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane or cyclone, associated with tall clouds, heavy rainfall, and high winds.
they form in warm ocean waters
the upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occur.
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
Convergant plate boundary
A boundary of tectonic plates where two plates collide
divergent plate boundary
Boundary between tectonic plates in which the two plates move away from each other, and new crust is created between them
Conservative plate boundary
where two tectonic plates slide past each other
The situation found in a country in which a disproportionately large city, such as London, Seoul, or Bangkok, dominates the urban system and is the center of economic, political, and cultural life.
development projects that originate in local communities rather than in central government or external agencies
Top Down Strategy
Big businesses putting money into an area to help the rebranding process.
Result from the unique characteristics of a location
The location of a place relative to another place
work that receives a regular wage that is taxed and workers are assured certain rights e.g. paid holiday, sick leave etc
types of work that are not officially recognised and are taken up by people working for themselves on the streets of LIC cities
Large scale ecosystem
any weathering that's caused by the activities of living organisms.
said human population cannot continue to increase exponentially; consequences will be war, famine & disease
person who believes human growth stimulates agricultural intensification (Malthus upside-down)
products obtained from ecosystems e.g. wood, medicine
the service provided by natural systems that helps regulate environmental conditions e.g. carbon store, water cycle
Biodiversity of Taiga
Is low due to the climate, plants and animals can only survive if they have adapted to the extreme climate. The growing season is very short, 4-5 months and sometimes less meaning that in winter there is little food
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