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Chapter 11: Physical Geography of Europe
Glaciation
Loess
Dike
Polder
The process in which glaciers are formed and spread.
A fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers.
Large banks of earth and stone designed to hold back water.
Reclaimed land.
Glaciation
The process in which glaciers are formed and spread.
Loess
A fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers.
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Physical Geography (chapter 11)
__________ is the association of plant…
The major biomes of the world have no…
Xerophytes are important plants of the…
Global pattern of animal geography hav…
Ecosystem
ecotones
desert
Nearctic
__________ is the association of plant…
Ecosystem
The major biomes of the world have no…
ecotones
Physical Geography Chapter 11
What is a geographic region where a gr…
What is a boundary transition zone bet…
What is a biome?
How closely do biogeographic realms co…
biogeographical realm
ecotone
large, stable terrestrial ecosystem characterized by specific…
each continent kind of has its own biographic realm
What is a geographic region where a gr…
biogeographical realm
What is a boundary transition zone bet…
ecotone
Chapter 11: Physical Geography of Europe
dikes
polders
glaciation
fjords
an embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods
reclaimed lands
the changing of land forms by slowly moving glaciers
Narrow deep inlets of the sea set between high rocky cliffs
dikes
an embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods
polders
reclaimed lands
Physical Geography - Chapter 11, 12, & 13
When magma inserts itself as a thin la…
Rocks which are modified by heat or pr…
Which of the following elements is the…
Which of the following statements best…
Sill
Metamorphic rocks
Oxygen
high in magnesium and iron
When magma inserts itself as a thin la…
Sill
Rocks which are modified by heat or pr…
Metamorphic rocks
Physical Geography Chapter 11
Barrier Islands
Barrier Spit
Beach
Ebb Tides
A broadened barrier beach offshore
a depositional land form that develops when transported sand…
a portion of the coastline where an accumulation of sediment…
seaward flow in estuaries or tidal rivers during a tidal phas…
Barrier Islands
A broadened barrier beach offshore
Barrier Spit
a depositional land form that develops when transported sand…
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Physical Geography Chapter 11
ecosystem
4 major components of the ecosystem
abiotic
producer (autotroph)
earth system in entirety or a group of organisms that occupy…
abiotic, producer, consumer, decomposer
nonliving parts of the ecosystem. They include the water, the…
self-nourished- plants through photosynthesis use solar energ…
ecosystem
earth system in entirety or a group of organisms that occupy…
4 major components of the ecosystem
abiotic, producer, consumer, decomposer
Chapter 11: Physical Geography
savanna
subsistence farming
tributary
diversify
the height of land above sea level
raising just enough crops to support one's family
a river or stream that flows into a larger river
to add variety to: to expand a country's economy by increasin…
savanna
the height of land above sea level
subsistence farming
raising just enough crops to support one's family
Physical Geography Chapter 11
Denudation
Differential Weathering
Dynamic Equilibrium Model
Geomorphic Threshold
a general term that refers to all processes that cause degrad…
the effect of different resistances in rock, coupled with var…
the balancing act between tectonic uplift and erosion, betwee…
the threshold up to which landforms change before lurching to…
Denudation
a general term that refers to all processes that cause degrad…
Differential Weathering
the effect of different resistances in rock, coupled with var…
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Physical Geography: Chapter 11
andesite
basalt
chemically precipitated sediment
clastic sediment
extrusive igneous rock consisting primarily of plagioclase fe…
a hard, dense extrusive igneous rock consisting primarily of…
sediment consisting of mineral matter precipitated from a wat…
sediment consisting of particles broken away physically from…
andesite
extrusive igneous rock consisting primarily of plagioclase fe…
basalt
a hard, dense extrusive igneous rock consisting primarily of…
Chapter 11: The Physical Geography of Europe
dikes
polders
glaciation
fjords
large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
reclaimed land from the sea that provided 100s of 100s of acr…
when glaciers form and spread over land
long, narrow, steep-sided inlets
dikes
large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
polders
reclaimed land from the sea that provided 100s of 100s of acr…
Chapter 11 Latin America: Physical Geography
Middle America
plateau
isthmus
pampas
Mexico and Central America
a large raised area of mostly level land
a strip of land with water on both sides that joins two large…
flat grassland regions
Middle America
Mexico and Central America
plateau
a large raised area of mostly level land
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Chapter 11 - Latin America Physical Geography
plateau
isthmus
coral
pampas
an area of high, flat land
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
limestone deposits formed from the skeletons of tiny sea crea…
grassy plains in southeastern South America
plateau
an area of high, flat land
isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
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Chapter 11 - The Physical Geography of Europe
dike
polder
glaciation
fjord
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
Reclaimed lands from the sea
Glaciers formed and spread over the peninsula
Carved out long, narrow, steep-sided inlets on the Atlantic c…
dike
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
polder
Reclaimed lands from the sea
Chapter 11: Physical Geography of Europe
fjord
polder
peat
mistral
long, steep-sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
low-lying area of the Netherlands from which seawater has bee…
vegetable matter, mainly mosses, usually found in swamps; som…
strong northerly wind from the Alps that can bring old air to…
fjord
long, steep-sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
polder
low-lying area of the Netherlands from which seawater has bee…
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The Physical Geography of Europe (chapter 11)
300
lifestyle
dike
polder
most of Europe lies within ___ miles of the sea
the closeness of the sea has shaped the _________ of many peo…
large bank of Earth and stone to hold back water
low lying area from which sea water has been drained to creat…
300
most of Europe lies within ___ miles of the sea
lifestyle
the closeness of the sea has shaped the _________ of many peo…
12 terms
Chapter 11 - The Physical Geography of Europe
dike
polder
glaciation
fjord
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
Reclaimed lands from the sea
Glaciers formed and spread over the peninsula
Carved out long, narrow, steep-sided inlets on the Atlantic c…
dike
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
polder
Reclaimed lands from the sea
World Geography : Chapter 11 (Europe's Physical Geography)
polder
dikes
fjords
loess
drained area used for farming and settlement
earthen or stone banks that are created to hold back water
long, narrow, steep sided inlets
fine, rich, wind borne soil
polder
drained area used for farming and settlement
dikes
earthen or stone banks that are created to hold back water
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Physical Geography Chapter 11
________ is NOT one of the world's bio…
Taproots, thorns, and fleshy stems are…
"Hardwood" and "softwood" ________.
A(n) ________ tree is one that sheds i…
Ice field
xerophytes
are unsatisfactory descriptions of trees
evergreen
________ is NOT one of the world's bio…
Ice field
Taproots, thorns, and fleshy stems are…
xerophytes
Chapter 11 : The Physical Geography of Europe
what bodies of water surround the coas…
dike
polders
peninsulas of Europe
Atlantic, Mediterranean, north, black, caspian
levy. large banks of earth and stone used to hold back water
land reclaimed from the sea
iberian, jutland, apennine, balkan, scandinavian,
what bodies of water surround the coas…
Atlantic, Mediterranean, north, black, caspian
dike
levy. large banks of earth and stone used to hold back water
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Chapter 11: Physical Geography - Europe
300
Below
Dikes, polders
Dikes
Most of Europe lies within _________ miles of a sea coast
About 25% of Netherlands lies ____________ sea level
The Dutch use _________ and _____________ to hold back the sea
__________- (levees)- large banks of earth and stone that hol…
300
Most of Europe lies within _________ miles of a sea coast
Below
About 25% of Netherlands lies ____________ sea level
Chapter 11 Africa: Physical Geography
Plateau
Elevation
Rift
Tributary
A large, level area that rises above the surrounding land ; h…
The height of land above sea level.
A deep crack in Earths surface.
A river or stream that flows into a larger river.
Plateau
A large, level area that rises above the surrounding land ; h…
Elevation
The height of land above sea level.
Keeley Physical Geography Chapter 11
What are the different ways to categor…
What are xerophytic plants? What types…
What are hygrophytic plants? What type…
What are the 7 major floral associatio…
Perennial vs. annual; Spore vs. seed reproducers; Woody vs. h…
Plants adapted to lack of water in dry climates, like succule…
Plants adapted to abundant water in wet climate, like ferns a…
Forest... Wetlands... Deserts... Tundra... Woodlands... Shrublands... Grassland…
What are the different ways to categor…
Perennial vs. annual; Spore vs. seed reproducers; Woody vs. h…
What are xerophytic plants? What types…
Plants adapted to lack of water in dry climates, like succule…
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Chapter 11 - The Physical Geography of Europe
dike
polder
glaciation
fjord
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
Reclaimed lands from the sea
Glaciers formed and spread over the peninsula
Carved out long, narrow, steep-sided inlets on the Atlantic c…
dike
Large banks of earth and stone to hold back water
polder
Reclaimed lands from the sea
12 terms
Chapter 11-The U.S. and Canada: Physical Geography
Rocky Mountains
glacier
Great Lakes
tributary
the major mountain range in western North America
a huge, slow-moving mass of snow and ice
the world's largest group of freshwater lakes
a river or stream that flows into a larger river
Rocky Mountains
the major mountain range in western North America
glacier
a huge, slow-moving mass of snow and ice
23 terms
Chapter 11 ( The Physical Geography of Europe)
The Emerald Isle
Apennine Peninsula
Balkan Peninsula
Croatia
a lush green land of cool temperatures and abundant rainfall
forms Italy extends like a giant boat into Mediterranean Sea
mountains and is sometimes subject to earthquakes and volcani…
is a eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adr…
The Emerald Isle
a lush green land of cool temperatures and abundant rainfall
Apennine Peninsula
forms Italy extends like a giant boat into Mediterranean Sea
Chapter 11: Thy Physical Geography of Europe
What is the Emerald Isle?
What is the Danube river?
Apennine Peninsula
Balkan Peninsula
Another name for Ireland.
River that flows 1,776 miles from Germany's black forest to t…
Located in Italy. Shaped like a boat. Very mountainous.
Located in Southeastern Europe.
What is the Emerald Isle?
Another name for Ireland.
What is the Danube river?
River that flows 1,776 miles from Germany's black forest to t…
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Chapter 11 The physical geography of Europe
What the European landscape consists of
what are northwestern Europe's mountai…
what is the meseta
what are southern Europe's mountains l…
plains interrupted by mountains running through its interior
rounded by millions of years of erosion and glaciation
Spain and plateau
high and dagged wich means young
What the European landscape consists of
plains interrupted by mountains running through its interior
what are northwestern Europe's mountai…
rounded by millions of years of erosion and glaciation
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Physical Geography (lecture) Chapter 11
ecosystem
biome
10 major bio types
biomes main component
(ecosystem and biomes)... - a community of plants and animals li…
(ecosystem and biomes)... - a large ecosystem with common charac…
-different bio types named for dominant vegetation (biomass)…
(terrestrial flora "plants")... - a sensitive environment in dic…
ecosystem
(ecosystem and biomes)... - a community of plants and animals li…
biome
(ecosystem and biomes)... - a large ecosystem with common charac…
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Chapter 11: Physical Geography of Europe
Glaciation
Loess
Dike
Polder
The process in which glaciers are formed and spread.
A fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers.
Large banks of earth and stone designed to hold back water.
Reclaimed land.
Glaciation
The process in which glaciers are formed and spread.
Loess
A fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers.
46 terms
World Geo-Chapter 11: Physical Geography of Europe****
300 miles
Netherlands
dikes... polders
dikes (levees)
Most of Europe lies within _____________of a seacoast
About 25% of _____________ lies below sea level.
The Dutch use ________ and ________ to hold back the sea.
Large banks of earth and stone that hold back water.
300 miles
Most of Europe lies within _____________of a seacoast
Netherlands
About 25% of _____________ lies below sea level.
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World Geography: Chapter 11- Migration
migration
push factors
pull factors
social factors
A form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to…
Incentives for potential migrants to leave a place, such as a…
Attractions that draw migrants to a certain place, such as a…
Reasons for human migration relating to family, cultural, or…
migration
A form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to…
push factors
Incentives for potential migrants to leave a place, such as a…
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Physical geography chpt 11
Spore reproducers
seed reproducers
woody
herbaceous
bryophytes and pteridophytes
gymnosperms and angiosperms
stems composed of hard fibrous material
soft stems
Spore reproducers
bryophytes and pteridophytes
seed reproducers
gymnosperms and angiosperms
Chapter 11 Vocabulary- Geography
landmass
steppe
permafrost
tundra
a large body of land; continuous extent of land
large plain or grassland
permanently frozen ground
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region
landmass
a large body of land; continuous extent of land
steppe
large plain or grassland
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Physical Science - Chapter 11
Medium
Cochlea
Eardrum
Intensity
The matter that wave travels through
Spiral structure that is filled with liquid and contains tiny…
tough membrane that vibrates as a result of energy transfer
amount of energy that flows through a certain area in a speci…
Medium
The matter that wave travels through
Cochlea
Spiral structure that is filled with liquid and contains tiny…
Physical Science Chapter 11 Magnestism
magnet
magnetic pole
magnetic dipole
magnetic field
any object that possesses or can generate a magnetic field
one of two areas of concentrated magnetic field lines on a ma…
any object or particle with magnetic properties, i.e. having…
the region of influence surrounding a magnet, where it exerts…
magnet
any object that possesses or can generate a magnetic field
magnetic pole
one of two areas of concentrated magnetic field lines on a ma…
40 terms
Chapter 11: Economic Geography
Cottage Industry
Industrial Revolution
Fordist Production
Post-Fordist Production
Manufacturing based in homes rather than in factories, common…
A series of improvements in industrial technology that transf…
A form of mass production in which each worker is assigned on…
Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as allocat…
Cottage Industry
Manufacturing based in homes rather than in factories, common…
Industrial Revolution
A series of improvements in industrial technology that transf…
Geography Alive: Chapter 11
El Nino
Extreme Weather
Meteorology
Natural Disaster
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South A…
Severe or unusual weather conditions such as hurricanes, torn…
The scientific study of climate and weather patterns
Great destruction or loss of life caused by natural forces.
El Nino
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South A…
Extreme Weather
Severe or unusual weather conditions such as hurricanes, torn…
12 terms
Chapter 11 Physical Science
Inertia
Free Fall
Terminal Velocity
Projectile Motion
The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest or, if mo…
The motion of a body when only the force of gravity is acting…
When these two forces are equal, the object stops acceleratin…
The curved path of an object follows when thrown, launched, o…
Inertia
The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest or, if mo…
Free Fall
The motion of a body when only the force of gravity is acting…
Chapter 11 Geography Alive!
Extreme weather
Tornadoes
Natural disasters
Region
Severe or unusual weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tor…
A violent, spinning windstorm that appears as a funnel- shape…
Great destruction and/or loss of life caused by natural force…
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
Extreme weather
Severe or unusual weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tor…
Tornadoes
A violent, spinning windstorm that appears as a funnel- shape…
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Geography-chapter 11
Dike
Polder
Glaciation
Fjord
Large banks of earth and stone that hold back water
Low-lying area from which seawater has been drained to create…
The process whereby glaciers form and spread
Long, steep-sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
Dike
Large banks of earth and stone that hold back water
Polder
Low-lying area from which seawater has been drained to create…
14 terms
Physical Science Chapter 11 Vocabulary
Frame of reference
Relative Motion
Distance
Displacement
A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one a…
Movement in relation to the frame of motion.
The length of the path between two points.
The direction from the starting point and the length of a str…
Frame of reference
A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one a…
Relative Motion
Movement in relation to the frame of motion.
12 terms
Africa Chapter 11/Section 3 Physical Geography
farming
Subsistence farming
Cash crops
Hardwood trees
most Africans make a living by doing this
raising just enough crops to support one's family
crops grown in all regions of Africa that are raised for sale…
a valuable resource in all 4 regions of Africa; people earned…
farming
most Africans make a living by doing this
Subsistence farming
raising just enough crops to support one's family
World Geography Chapter 11
Fjords
Foehns
Sirocco
Danube
Sea filled valleys of Scandanavia
Dry wind that blows down from the mountain range
Hot wind that brings desert air from North Africa to western…
The most important river in eastern Europe
Fjords
Sea filled valleys of Scandanavia
Foehns
Dry wind that blows down from the mountain range
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Geography Chapter 11
River Thames
Seine River
Massif Central
Pyrenees Mountains
flows through the center of England
where the capital of France lies
a mountainous plateau in south central france; useful only fo…
form the border with Spain and France
River Thames
flows through the center of England
Seine River
where the capital of France lies
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Africa: Physical Geography Chapter 11/ Section2: Climate & Vegetation
Equator
Elevation
Tropic of Cancer/Tropic of Capricorn
irrigate
runs through the mid section of Africa; regions here are usua…
nearness to the body of water and major landforms
are equal distances north and south of the equator; this regi…
to supply with water through a ditch, pipe, channel, or sprin…
Equator
runs through the mid section of Africa; regions here are usua…
Elevation
nearness to the body of water and major landforms
Geography Chapter 11
autocratic page 421
boundary page 418
centrifugal force page 426
centripetal force page 426
A form of government that is run according to the interests o…
The line that marks the territorial limit of a state
Forces that tend to pull states apart
Forces that bind a state together
autocratic page 421
A form of government that is run according to the interests o…
boundary page 418
The line that marks the territorial limit of a state
13 terms
Physical Science - Chapter 11
atom
theory
electrons
model
Is the smallest particle into which an element can be divided…
A unifing explanation for a broad range of hypotheses.
The negativel charged particles found in all atoms.
A representation of an object or system.
atom
Is the smallest particle into which an element can be divided…
theory
A unifing explanation for a broad range of hypotheses.
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Clemens Geography Alive: Chapter 11
El Nino
Extreme Weather
Meteorology
Natural Disaster
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South A…
Severe or unusual weather conditions such as hurricanes, torn…
The scientific study of climate and weather patterns
Great destruction or loss of life caused by natural forces ra…
El Nino
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South A…
Extreme Weather
Severe or unusual weather conditions such as hurricanes, torn…
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