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20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
elevation
erosion
fertile soil
glacier
how high land is above sea level or ground level
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by…
soil that can grow vegetation, crops, plants
large piece of ice formed from snow falling and freezing over…
elevation
how high land is above sea level or ground level
erosion
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by…
Geography Vocabulary
Canadian Shield
desert
Greater Antilles
gulf
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
a dry region with little to no rainfall
an island group of the West Indies including Cuba, Jamaica, D…
a large area of ocean that is partly surrounded by land
Canadian Shield
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
desert
a dry region with little to no rainfall
Geography Vocabulary
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
latitude
one half of the Earth
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
the imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
Geography Vocabulary
Globe
Hemisphere
Prime Meridian
Equator
A 3-dimensional model of the Earth
One of the halves of the Earth
The line of longitude that is marked 0° on the world map, fro…
An imaginary line circling Earth halfway between the North an…
Globe
A 3-dimensional model of the Earth
Hemisphere
One of the halves of the Earth
30 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Globe
Absolute Location
Adapt
Modify
Globe
Absolute Location
5 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
map
globe
meteorology
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
a flat drawing that shows all or part of the Earth's surface
a ball shaped model of the entire planet
the study of weather and what causes it
geography
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
map
a flat drawing that shows all or part of the Earth's surface
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
map
globe
legend
scale
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
a round model of the Earth
The key to a chart that explains what each data series repres…
used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Ear…
map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
globe
a round model of the Earth
11 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
landscape
social science
region
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
all the human and physical features that make a place unique
a field that studies people and the relationships among them
a part of the world that has one or more common features that…
geography
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
landscape
all the human and physical features that make a place unique
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
lake
peninsula
river
island
A body of water surrounded entirely by land.
Piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
Large body of water that flows into an ocean, lake or another…
Land area that is entirely surrounded by water.
lake
A body of water surrounded entirely by land.
peninsula
Piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
34 terms
Geography Ch1 Vocabulary
Great Circle Route
Map Projection
Planar Projection
Cylindrical Projection
An imaginary line that follows the curve of earth and represe…
A mathematical method that involves transferring the earth's…
Shows the earth centered in such a way that a straight line c…
Based on the projection of the globe onto a cylinder, most ac…
Great Circle Route
An imaginary line that follows the curve of earth and represe…
Map Projection
A mathematical method that involves transferring the earth's…
Geography Vocabulary
continent
hemisphere
Equator
Prime Meridian
One of the earth's major land masses surrounded by water
One half of the Earth or a sphere
A line of latitude (east-west) measuring zero degrees
A line of longitude (north-south) measuring zero degrees
continent
One of the earth's major land masses surrounded by water
hemisphere
One half of the Earth or a sphere
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Cardinal Directions
Intermediate Directions
Compass Rose
hemisphere
A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (…
half of the earth
Cardinal Directions
Intermediate Directions
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Continent
Oceans
Globe
The study of the Earth
Earth's largest landforms
Earth's largest bodies of salt water
A round model of the Earth
Geography
The study of the Earth
Continent
Earth's largest landforms
20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
River
Bay
Tributary
Canal
A large natural stream that flows into another body of water.
A large body of water that extends into the land.
A fresh water stream that feeds into a larger stream, river,…
A narrow strip of man-made water used for irrigation, navigat…
River
A large natural stream that flows into another body of water.
Bay
A large body of water that extends into the land.
6 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Archaeologist
Historian
Geographer
Artifact
A social scientist that studies objects that people made and…
A social scientist that studies written records like diaries,…
A social scientist that studies natural and man made features…
An object the was made or used by people of the past
Archaeologist
A social scientist that studies objects that people made and…
Historian
A social scientist that studies written records like diaries,…
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Spatial
Landscape
Relative Location
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
the overall appearance and comprised of a combination on natu…
The position of a place in relation to another place
Geography
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
Spatial
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
17 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
A round model of the earth
1/2 of the Earth
An imaginary line located 0* latitude that separates the Nort…
An imaginary line from the North Pole through the South Pole…
globe
A round model of the earth
hemisphere
1/2 of the Earth
32 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hill
mountain
isthmus
plateau
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land
a region which is mostly flat, high land
hill
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
mountain
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
latitude
one half of the Earth
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
the imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
32 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Latitude
Longitude
Scale
Key
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Distance east or west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees
a measuring line that shows the distances on a map
explains the meaning of each of the symbols used in the map
Latitude
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Longitude
Distance east or west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees
20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
Equator
Prime Meridian
parallels
the study of the Earth's physical features and its people
an imaginary line drawn around the earth dividing the earth i…
an imaginary line which marks the 0° line of longitude and di…
another name for latitude lines
geography
the study of the Earth's physical features and its people
Equator
an imaginary line drawn around the earth dividing the earth i…
22 terms
Geography Ch6 Vocabulary
immigration
Native American
Sunbelt
urbanization
the movement of people into one country from another
North America's first immigrant, who probably moved into the…
mild climate region in the Southern United States
the movement of people from rural areas into cities
immigration
the movement of people into one country from another
Native American
North America's first immigrant, who probably moved into the…
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Compass Rose
Cardinal Directions
the study of physical features of the earth's surface (landfo…
The study of human activity and their relationship with the e…
Indicates orientation and direction on a map
North, South, East, West
Physical Geography
the study of physical features of the earth's surface (landfo…
Human Geography
The study of human activity and their relationship with the e…
26 terms
Geography Ch2 Vocabulary
hydrosphere
lithosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
The watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
surface land areas of the Earth's crust, including continents…
a layer of gases that surrounds the Earth
the part of the Earth where life exists
hydrosphere
The watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
lithosphere
surface land areas of the Earth's crust, including continents…
28 terms
Geography Ch4 Vocabulary
death rate
birthrate
natural increase
doubling time
the number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
the number of births each year for every 1,000 people
the growth rate of a population; the difference between birth…
the number of years it takes a population to double in size
death rate
the number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
birthrate
the number of births each year for every 1,000 people
Global Geography Vocabulary Terms
Topography
Environment
Latitude
Longitude
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Ear…
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
The distance north or south of the Equator is measured in
The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian is measured in
Topography
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Ear…
Environment
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Aquifer
Archipelago
Atoll
Bay
A layer of water-bearing rock through which groundwater flows.
A group of islands.
A coral reef in the open ocean that appears as a low, ring-sh…
Part of a lake or sea that is partly surrounded by the shore…
Aquifer
A layer of water-bearing rock through which groundwater flows.
Archipelago
A group of islands.
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Equator
Longitude (meridian)
Prime Meridian
Latitude (parallel)
imaginary circle around Earth that is equal distance between…
imaginary lines that run north to south; they measure distanc…
zero degree line of longitude
imaginary lines that run east to west, they measure distance…
Equator
imaginary circle around Earth that is equal distance between…
Longitude (meridian)
imaginary lines that run north to south; they measure distanc…
22 terms
Geography vocabulary
5 Themes of Geography
4 Oceans
7 Contients
Hemisphere
Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Reg…
4 Major bodies of water in the world... Pacific,Atlantic,Indian,…
7 Major Bodies of land on the World... North America,South Ameri…
half of the earth
5 Themes of Geography
Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Reg…
4 Oceans
4 Major bodies of water in the world... Pacific,Atlantic,Indian,…
Geography Vocabulary
atlas
cardinal directions
compass rose
equator
A book of maps.
The four main directions on a compass rose: north, south, eas…
A symbol on a map that shows cardinal and intermediate direct…
An imaginary line splitting the earth into the Northern and S…
atlas
A book of maps.
cardinal directions
The four main directions on a compass rose: north, south, eas…
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
hemispheres
Latitude
parallels
The Study of the earth, its physical features, and how human…
A half of a sphere~ the earth is divided into 4 (northern, so…
Imaginary lines that run horizontally (east & west) Measure h…
another name for lines of latitude
geography
The Study of the earth, its physical features, and how human…
hemispheres
A half of a sphere~ the earth is divided into 4 (northern, so…
6 terms
January 2016 Geography Vocabulary
Mesa
Mountain
Mountain Range
Oasis
Broad, flat-topped landforms with steep sides. found mostly i…
Land that rises very high, much higher than the land at its b…
A row of mountains that are joined together.
An area made fertile by a source of fresh water in an otherwi…
Mesa
Broad, flat-topped landforms with steep sides. found mostly i…
Mountain
Land that rises very high, much higher than the land at its b…
8 terms
March 2016 Geography Vocabulary
Savanna
Sea
Silt
Sound
A tropical grassland with clumps of grasses and widely scatte…
A large body of salt water nearly or partly surrounded by lan…
A type of matter that water, ice, and wind transport and depo…
A long and wide body of water. This connects two larger bodie…
Savanna
A tropical grassland with clumps of grasses and widely scatte…
Sea
A large body of salt water nearly or partly surrounded by lan…
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Latitude
Longitude
Equator
the study of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and people
measures distance North and South of the Equator
measures distance East and West of the Prime Meridian
0 degrees latitude, separates the Northern and Southern hemis…
Geography
the study of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and people
Latitude
measures distance North and South of the Equator
22 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Canyon
Cliff
Continent
exact location on the earth described by global coordinates
deep and narrow valley with deep walls
steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice
one of the seven large landmasses on earth
Absolute Location
exact location on the earth described by global coordinates
Canyon
deep and narrow valley with deep walls
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
map scale
geography
climate
a sphere that is a representation of the Earth
helps to measure distance on a map that represents distance o…
the study of the Earth and how we use it
usual weather in a particular place over a period of time
globe
a sphere that is a representation of the Earth
map scale
helps to measure distance on a map that represents distance o…
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
natural barrier
levee
subsistence farming
transform, adapt, modify
physical feature that protects or hinders travel through or o…
an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river.
farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to…
make a change in the form, appearance, or character of. Synon…
natural barrier
physical feature that protects or hinders travel through or o…
levee
an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river.
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
latitude/parallel
longitude/meridian
geography
degree
parallel lines that measure North to South (these lines go si…
meridian lines that measure East to West (these lines go up a…
study of places and the relationships between people and thei…
unit of measure used to latitude and longitude
latitude/parallel
parallel lines that measure North to South (these lines go si…
longitude/meridian
meridian lines that measure East to West (these lines go up a…
41 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Archipelago
Arctic Circle
Atoll
Basin
Islands clustered together
Imaginary line 66 degrees north of Equator
Coral reef enclosing a lagoon
Area of land lower than surrounding land
Archipelago
Islands clustered together
Arctic Circle
Imaginary line 66 degrees north of Equator
56 terms
Geography vocabulary
physical map
political map
oceanographic map
map key
A map that shows mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oce…
A map that shows all the boundaries of nations and other poli…
A map that shows features of the oceans like the contours of…
explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map
physical map
A map that shows mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oce…
political map
A map that shows all the boundaries of nations and other poli…
20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Archipelago
Canyon
Coast
Desert
A group of islands
A deep, narrow valley with high, steep sides
Land along a large lake, a sea, or an ocean
A large land area that receives very little rainfall
Archipelago
A group of islands
Canyon
A deep, narrow valley with high, steep sides
15 terms
Geography Chapter 2 Vocabulary
accurate
revolution
solstice
Equinox
correct and true in every detail
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
when Earth's rotation axis is tilted directly toward or away…
Either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plan…
accurate
correct and true in every detail
revolution
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
Geography vocabulary
Latitude
Longitude
Equator
Prime Meridian
Lines that measure the distance north or south of the Equator
Lines that measure the distance east or west of the Prime Mer…
An imaginary line that divides the Earth halfway between the…
Imaginary line at 0° from which longitude is measured.
Latitude
Lines that measure the distance north or south of the Equator
Longitude
Lines that measure the distance east or west of the Prime Mer…
20 terms
Geography Chapter 4 Vocabulary
council
syllabary
Trail of Tears
colony
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
a system of writing in which each syllable of a word is repre…
the forced movement of Cherokee and some other Native America…
is a place that is ruled by a distant country
council
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
syllabary
a system of writing in which each syllable of a word is repre…
5 terms
Geography Chapter 9 Vocabulary
geyser
Continental Divide
timberline
smelt
a hot underground spring from which steam and hot water shoot…
is an imaginary line that runs North to South a long the peak…
the line on high mountains or in polar regions beyond which i…
the process of using high temperature to separate pur metals…
geyser
a hot underground spring from which steam and hot water shoot…
Continental Divide
is an imaginary line that runs North to South a long the peak…
35 terms
Geography Unit 3: Vocabulary
Central American Countries (7)
The 7 Nations of Central America all t…
The Pacific Ocean is located to the __…
The Gulf of Mexico is located to the _…
1. Belize... 2. Costa Rica... 3. El Salvador... 4. Guatamala... 5. Hondur…
Water
South West
North
Central American Countries (7)
1. Belize... 2. Costa Rica... 3. El Salvador... 4. Guatamala... 5. Hondur…
The 7 Nations of Central America all t…
Water
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
A highland, or elevated area of genera…
The shape and elevation of the land
Smaller branches or extensions of the…
Landform rising at least 2000 feet abo…
Plateau
Topography
Sea or Gulf
Mountain
A highland, or elevated area of genera…
Plateau
The shape and elevation of the land
Topography
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Population Density
Region
Thematic Map
Vegetation
The average number of people who live in a unit of area, such…
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
A map that shows a particular them, or topic.
All the plants and trees in a area.
Population Density
The average number of people who live in a unit of area, such…
Region
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
sphere
hemisphere
equator
.... sphere model of the earth
.... round like a ball
.... half of a ball, or half of the sphere
... an imaginary line across the middle of the earth
globe
.... sphere model of the earth
sphere
.... round like a ball
Geography Vocabulary
Core
Mantle
crust
Plate Tectonics
innermost layer of the Earth, made up of supper-hot but solid…
thick middle layer of the Earth's interior structure consisti…
outer layer of the Earth, a hard rocky shell forming Earth's…
the term scientist use to describe the activities of continen…
Core
innermost layer of the Earth, made up of supper-hot but solid…
Mantle
thick middle layer of the Earth's interior structure consisti…
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