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WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
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Chapter 2 Physical Geography
Continents
Solar System
Magma
Lithosphere
Landmasses above water on earth.
The sun and eight known planets are apart of this...
Molten rock that forms from the mantle and rises through the…
The solid rock portion of the earth's surface.
Continents
Landmasses above water on earth.
Solar System
The sun and eight known planets are apart of this...
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2 - Physical Geography Introduction
climate
vegetation
temperature
precipitation
the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region
plants that cover a particular area
how hot or cold something is
water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc.
climate
the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region
vegetation
plants that cover a particular area
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WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
33 terms
WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
33 terms
WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
33 terms
WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air which is in cont…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
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2. Physical Geography of Africa
Congo... River
Niger River
Sahara Desert
Kalahari Desert
Congo... River
Niger River
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Unit 2: Physical Geography
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
Lithosphere
Core
water elements of the earth
layer of gas surrounding the Earth that contains the oxygen w…
solid rock portion of the Earth's surface
the center of the earth and is made up of iron and nickel
Hydrosphere
water elements of the earth
Atmosphere
layer of gas surrounding the Earth that contains the oxygen w…
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Physical Geography 2 (LaPorte)
seismograph
weathering
spreading
fault
An instrument that measures the strength of an earthquake.
The breaking down of rocks and minerals on Earth.
When two tectonic plates spread apart.
A crack in the Earth's crust created by two plates moving in…
seismograph
An instrument that measures the strength of an earthquake.
weathering
The breaking down of rocks and minerals on Earth.
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Unit 2 Physical Geography
ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
the salt water that covers much of the Earth's surface
borders western Europe, western Africa, Antarctica, & eastern…
borders eastern Asia, northeastern Australia, Antarctic, & we…
borders eastern Africa, southern Asia, western Australia, & A…
ocean
the salt water that covers much of the Earth's surface
Atlantic Ocean
borders western Europe, western Africa, Antarctica, & eastern…
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WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
32 terms
Chapter 2 Physical Geography
orbit
axis
revolution
atmosphere
to circle around
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
one complete trip around the sun by the Earth
the thin layer of gases that envelope the Earth
orbit
to circle around
axis
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
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World Geography Unit 2 Physical Geography
Continents
Climate
Barriers
Regions
Several very large landmasses on Earth. Asia, Africa, North A…
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Naturally occurring formation or body of water that isolates…
Places on earth grouped together by at least one common featu…
Continents
Several very large landmasses on Earth. Asia, Africa, North A…
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
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chapter 2: physical geography
core
mantle
magma
crust
Center of the earth
A layer of thick, hot rock between the crust and core
Molten rock
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
core
Center of the earth
mantle
A layer of thick, hot rock between the crust and core
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WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
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Physical Features of Geography 2
glacier
gulf
harbor
island
a huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain
part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger that…
a sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely
an area of land completely surrounded by water
glacier
a huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain
gulf
part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger that…
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Geography Terms 2 -Physical Features
Archipelago
Atoll
bay
basin
Islands clustered together
Coral reef enclosing a lagoon
n. An inlet of the sea or some other body of water, usually s…
n. A bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land.
Archipelago
Islands clustered together
Atoll
Coral reef enclosing a lagoon
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Physical Geography of the United States #2
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Appalachian Mountains
Gulf Coastal Plains
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
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Physical Geography Set #2
desertification
erosion
gulf
glacier
the process where fertile land turns into desert
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
a larger body of water that extends the shoreline... usually la…
a slow moving giant sheet of ice or a giant block of ice
desertification
the process where fertile land turns into desert
erosion
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
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Chapter 2: Physical Geography
Climate
Precipitation
Continent
Tectonic Plate
the average weather in an area over a long period of time
the water that falls on the ground as rain, snow, sleet, hail…
a large, unbroken mass of land
one of the 16 pieces of Earth's crust
Climate
the average weather in an area over a long period of time
Precipitation
the water that falls on the ground as rain, snow, sleet, hail…
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Physical Geography Chapter 2
Nonrenewable Resources
Map Projection
Plateau
Renewable Resources
Resources that cannot be replaced
A way to show curves on the earth
High, flat landform
Resources than can be replaced
Nonrenewable Resources
Resources that cannot be replaced
Map Projection
A way to show curves on the earth
Physical Geography Set #2
desertification
erosion
gulf
glacier
the process where fertile land turns into desert
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
a larger body of water that extends the shoreline... usually la…
a slow moving giant sheet of ice or a giant block of ice
desertification
the process where fertile land turns into desert
erosion
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
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Chapter 2-2 Physical Geography
climate
prevailing winds
weather
humidity
is the average condition of the atmosphere over a long period…
winds coming from one direction that blow most of the time
is the condition of the atmosphere at a particular time
the amount of water vapor in the air
climate
is the average condition of the atmosphere over a long period…
prevailing winds
winds coming from one direction that blow most of the time
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WG.2 Physical Geography
climate
monsoon
typhoon
tornado
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
a tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air whi…
climate
usual predictable pattern of the weather of an area over a lo…
monsoon
seasonal winds that blow over a continent for months at a tim…
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Unit 2 Physical Geography Review
Chemical Weathering
Running Water Erosion
Wave Erosion
Secondary Forces (AKA) External Forces
What process created this?
What process created the Grand Canyon? Yup, that's Mrs. Walke…
What process created this? Check out Mrs. Walker hiking in So…
come from OUTSIDE the earth: weathering and erosion
Chemical Weathering
What process created this?
Running Water Erosion
What process created the Grand Canyon? Yup, that's Mrs. Walke…
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Physical Geography Set #2
desertification
erosion
gulf
glacier
the process where fertile land turns into desert
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
a larger body of water that extends the shoreline... usually la…
a slow moving giant sheet of ice or a giant block of ice
desertification
the process where fertile land turns into desert
erosion
process where bits of rock are moved by wind, water or ice
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Unit 2: Physical Geography
Erosion
Desalination
Subduction
Hydrosphere
weathered material that is moved by action of wind, water, ic…
the removal of salt from seawater to make it usable for drink…
process by which oceanic plates dive beneath continental plat…
water elements of the earth
Erosion
weathered material that is moved by action of wind, water, ic…
Desalination
the removal of salt from seawater to make it usable for drink…
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Physical Geography Test #2
Topography
Uniformitarianism
Tectonic
Fluvial
refers to the elevation changes of the earth's surface over a…
the idea that the processes of change we see today are the sa…
those developed by the rearrangement of earth's crust, driven…
refers to those developed by flowing liquid water/rivers (typ…
Topography
refers to the elevation changes of the earth's surface over a…
Uniformitarianism
the idea that the processes of change we see today are the sa…
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Physical Geography Unit 2 Terms
tectonic plate
earthquake
seismograph
epicenter
the two sub-layers of the earth's crust that move, float, and…
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing…
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquake…
the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus o…
tectonic plate
the two sub-layers of the earth's crust that move, float, and…
earthquake
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing…
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Physical Geography Test 2
gyre
Upwelling
Monsoon
El Nino
A large system of rotating ocean currents, usually driven by…
upward movement of colder, nutrient-rich, subsurface ocean wa…
seasonal wind that reverses direction during the year in resp…
Warm countercurrent that influences the central and eastern P…
gyre
A large system of rotating ocean currents, usually driven by…
Upwelling
upward movement of colder, nutrient-rich, subsurface ocean wa…
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Physical Geography - Chapter 2
orbit
axis
revolution
atmosphere
to circle around something
imaginary line that runs through the Earth between the North…
a complete trip of the Earth around the sun
layer of gases around the earth
orbit
to circle around something
axis
imaginary line that runs through the Earth between the North…
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Physical Geography Exam 2
Increase of water vapor... decrease tempe…
decreases
increases
Dew Point Temperature
2 Ways Relative Humidity can be increased to 100%
Increase temperature, Relative Humidity __________ (increases…
Decrease temperature, Relative Humidity __________ (increases…
Temperature to which a parcel of air must be cooled to reach…
Increase of water vapor... decrease tempe…
2 Ways Relative Humidity can be increased to 100%
decreases
Increase temperature, Relative Humidity __________ (increases…
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Physical Geography Exam 2
Atmosphere
Lithosphere
Hydrosphere
Cryosphere
thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere (closest…
outermost shell of solid Earth
all the water that exists on and within the solid surgace of…
includes all forms of frozen water, including glaciers, float…
Atmosphere
thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere (closest…
Lithosphere
outermost shell of solid Earth
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Physical Geography, Exam 2
Geomorphology
Uniformitarianism
Radiometric Dating
Endogenic Process
the study of the shape of the Earth's features and how they c…
idea that same geological processes we can observe today have…
rate of radioactive decay of rock elements to determine the a…
internal processes such as volcanic and tectonic activity
Geomorphology
the study of the shape of the Earth's features and how they c…
Uniformitarianism
idea that same geological processes we can observe today have…
Unit 2 - Physical Geography
Stewardship
earthkeeping
fruitfulness
justice
caring for another person's property or possessions
to serve the earth with its full integrity
never destroy the creation's ability to be replenished
ensures that all humankind enjoys gifts of creation, present…
Stewardship
caring for another person's property or possessions
earthkeeping
to serve the earth with its full integrity
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Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
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Physical Geography Exam 2
In the bathtub effect, the bathtub fil…
In the bathtub effect, the bathtub emp…
What are 3 examples of natural removal…
What is the input/output ratio of the…
carbon dioxide; added
carbon dioxide; removed
1) Ocean absorption... 2) Absorption by soils... 3) Use by biomass…
Inputs = outputs (bathtub is constant)
In the bathtub effect, the bathtub fil…
carbon dioxide; added
In the bathtub effect, the bathtub emp…
carbon dioxide; removed
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Chapter 2 Physical Geography
orbit
axis
revolution
atmosphere
gravity causes the planets to constantly move around
imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the Nort…
complete trip around the sun, in 365¼ days.
the thin layer of gases that envelop Earth.
orbit
gravity causes the planets to constantly move around
axis
imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the Nort…
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Physical Geography Exam 2
Radiation Fog (Ground Fog)
Advection Fog
Condensation Nuclei
Low clouds
This cools the air in contact with the ground.
When warm, moist air moves over a colder surface & the air co…
a microscopic particle which is necessary as surface on which…
Primarily consist of liquid water droplets. Can consist of ic…
Radiation Fog (Ground Fog)
This cools the air in contact with the ground.
Advection Fog
When warm, moist air moves over a colder surface & the air co…
26 terms
Ch. 2 Physical Geography
axis
revolution
atmosphere
solstice
imaginary line that runs through earth's core from north pole…
a complete trip around the sun
thin layer of gases that envelop the earth
day the sun reaches the highest (summer) and lowest (winter)…
axis
imaginary line that runs through earth's core from north pole…
revolution
a complete trip around the sun
25 terms
Physical Geography 2
Rainforest
Desert
Tundra
Taiga
A tall, dense jungle that gets a lot of rainfall and it's in…
An area with an average annual precipitation of less than 10…
A vast, treeless area with small plants, their roots are clos…
Avery cold vegetation region with coniferous trees and it is…
Rainforest
A tall, dense jungle that gets a lot of rainfall and it's in…
Desert
An area with an average annual precipitation of less than 10…
32 terms
Unit 2: Physical Geography
geology
relief
topography
water cycle
the study of the earth's physical structures and the processe…
the difference in elevation of a landform from the lowest poi…
the combined characteristics of landforms and their distribut…
the continuous circulation of water among the atmosphere, the…
geology
the study of the earth's physical structures and the processe…
relief
the difference in elevation of a landform from the lowest poi…
123 terms
Physical Geography 2
Global Variation in net radiation
one cell model
Coriolis effect
Three- cell model
close to the equator, there is a surplus, and it depletes tow…
each hemisphere is a cell, and air circulates from the equato…
dealing with deflection of wind direction. The earth is spinn…
similar model as the one cell model, but split into more parts
Global Variation in net radiation
close to the equator, there is a surplus, and it depletes tow…
one cell model
each hemisphere is a cell, and air circulates from the equato…
12 terms
WG.2 Physical Geography
elevation
erosion
acid rain
agricultural terracing ... (terrace farmi…
the height of an area above sea level
the removal of solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particl…
precipitation that falls from the sky and is polluted with ch…
strips of land cut out of a hillside like stair steps so the…
elevation
the height of an area above sea level
erosion
the removal of solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particl…
20 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
12 terms
Physical Geography - Section 2
tributary
groundwater
aquifers
water cycle
Any smaller stream or river that flows into a larger stream o…
The water from rainfall, rivers, lakes, and melting snow that…
Underground, water-bearing layers of rock, sand, or gravel -…
The circulation of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphe…
tributary
Any smaller stream or river that flows into a larger stream o…
groundwater
The water from rainfall, rivers, lakes, and melting snow that…
15 terms
Physical Geography Chapter 2 TERMS
ozone
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
energy balance
electromagnetic radiation
The ozone layer or ozone shield refers to a region of Earth's…
A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is an organic compound that contai…
Earth's energy budget or Earth's radiation balance describes…
Electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation or EMR) is a form of…
ozone
The ozone layer or ozone shield refers to a region of Earth's…
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is an organic compound that contai…
Ch. 2 "Physical Geography"
orbit
axis
revolution
atmosphere
to circle around something.
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
a complete trip of Earth around the sun.
the layer of gases that surrounds Earth
orbit
to circle around something.
axis
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
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