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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…
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…
15 terms
Physical Geography - Physical Features
Plains
Lake
Gulf
Sea
A flat, level area of land
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land
A large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in…
Plains
A flat, level area of land
Lake
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
12 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
River
Plateau
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A large body of fresh water that moves from higher to lower l…
A broad, flat area of land higher than the surrounding land
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
Meridian
Latitude
Physical Map
Political Map
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
Map showing landforms ex. mountains, rivers, deserts
Map showing borders, countries, cities, etc.
Meridian
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Latitude
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
15 terms
Physical Geography
Topography
Hurricanes
Weather
Climate
A description of surface features of land.
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Topography
A description of surface features of land.
Hurricanes
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
Physical Geography
Geomorphology
what other features are part of geomor…
Landform is a landscape feature of Geo…
how are geomorphological units categor…
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
hills, plateaus, mountains, deserts, deltas, canyons, mesas,…
elevation, slope, orientation, stratification, rock exposure,…
Geomorphology
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
what other features are part of geomor…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
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
48 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Atmosphere
Basin
Bay
A chain of islands
The layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above t…
A low place in the surface of the land, usually with a body o…
A body of water that is partially enclosed by land (is usuall…
Archipelago
A chain of islands
Atmosphere
The layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above t…
30 terms
Physical Geography
Meridian (Longitude)
Latitude
Physical Map
Political Map
Line of Longitude, From N to S Pole
Lines going horizontally
A map showing terrain, mountains, rivers, etc.
A map showing boundaries, cities, roads, etc.
Meridian (Longitude)
Line of Longitude, From N to S Pole
Latitude
Lines going horizontally
Physical Geography
Climate
Weather
Vegetation
Dry Climates
The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of…
The condition of the atmosphere at a particular time. It incl…
Plant life.
Have little to no rain or snow and both hot and cold temperat…
Climate
The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of…
Weather
The condition of the atmosphere at a particular time. It incl…
Physical Geography
Solstice
Continental Drift
Erosion
Climate
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
The slow movement of the continents.
The process by which rocks and soil slowly break apart and ar…
The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of…
Solstice
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
Continental Drift
The slow movement of the continents.
Physical Geography & Human Geography
Geography
Revolution
Rotation
Axis
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
The spinning motion of the Earth on its axis which takes 24 h…
The imaginary line on which a planet turns.
Geography
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
Revolution
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
Physical Geography
Geography
Interconnected
Interdependent
Cartography
The mapping of the earth
mutually joined or related
Mutually reliant on one another
The art and science of making maps
Geography
The mapping of the earth
Interconnected
mutually joined or related
Physical Geography
Map Projection
GIS
GPS
Political Map
A representation of the globe on a flat surface
A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, man…
Satellite based navigation system
show governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counti…
Map Projection
A representation of the globe on a flat surface
GIS
A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, man…
Physical Geography
Hydrosphere
Plate Techonics
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
the watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
The theory that earth's surface is divided into several major…
means water including all the water on earth. Lakes, oceans,…
the layer of gases that surround the earth.
Hydrosphere
the watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
Plate Techonics
The theory that earth's surface is divided into several major…
Physical Geography
Axis
Orbit
Revolution
Rotation
an invisible line around which an object spins
to move in a circular pattern around a more massive object
orbit, or a complete journey of an object around a more massi…
object's complete turn around its own axis
Axis
an invisible line around which an object spins
Orbit
to move in a circular pattern around a more massive object
26 terms
Physical Geography
geography
Global information systems
absolute location
hemispheres
Study of the earth
uses a database of information to gathered to create layers,…
The exact position of an object or place, measured within the…
Sections of the Earth divided by the Equator and Prime Meridi…
geography
Study of the earth
Global information systems
uses a database of information to gathered to create layers,…
10 terms
Physical Geography
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Changes in air pressure are caused by…
Rain usually falls on the side of the…
Oxygen
Tropic of Cancer
Winds
Facing the ocean
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
Oxygen
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Tropic of Cancer
30 terms
physical geography
meridian/longitude
subduction
topographical map / relief / elevation
latitude
oceanic plate under continental plate = volcanoes
longitude, runs from N to S pole
showing difference in elevation
horizontal lines on the earth
meridian/longitude
oceanic plate under continental plate = volcanoes
subduction
longitude, runs from N to S pole
85 terms
Physical Geography
Map Title
Compass Rose
Map Key
Longitude Lines
Explains the subject of the map
Shows you directions on a map
Lists and explains the symbols and use of color on the map
Run between the North and South Poles, they measure east-west…
Map Title
Explains the subject of the map
Compass Rose
Shows you directions on a map
31 terms
Physical Geography Terms
Archipelago
Atmosphere
Basin
Bay
A chain of islands
The layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above t…
A low place in the surface of the land, usually with a body o…
A body of water that is partially enclosed by land (is usuall…
Archipelago
A chain of islands
Atmosphere
The layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above t…
52 terms
Physical Geography
Latitude (lines of parallels)
Longitude (meridians)
Equator
Prime Meridian
Run east to west on a map and measure distance north & south…
Run north to south on a map and measure distance east & west…
Latitude (lines of parallels)
Run east to west on a map and measure distance north & south…
Longitude (meridians)
Run north to south on a map and measure distance east & west…
15 terms
Physical Geography of Europe
Ural Mountains
European peninsulas
Maritime
North Atlantic Drift
marks the boundary of Europe and Asia
Scandinavian peninsula, Balkan peninsula, Italian peninsula,…
Predominate climate of Europe
warm water current that runs up the coast of Europe, which wa…
Ural Mountains
marks the boundary of Europe and Asia
European peninsulas
Scandinavian peninsula, Balkan peninsula, Italian peninsula,…
46 terms
Physical Geography Vocab
rotation
revolution
Coriolis effect
solstice
The spinning of Earth on its axis
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and…
when Earth's rotation axis is tilted directly toward or away…
rotation
The spinning of Earth on its axis
revolution
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
30 terms
Physical Geography
Meridian
Latitude
Topographical Map/ Relief/ Elevation
Physical Map
Longitude, runs from N to S
Runs from E to W
Showing difference in elevation
A map of the locations of identifiable landmarks.
Meridian
Longitude, runs from N to S
Latitude
Runs from E to W
16 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
Delta
Climate
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
11 terms
South Asia Physical Geography
Himalaya Mountains
subcontinent
alluvial plain
archipelago
a mountain range in South Asia that includes Mount Everest, t…
a landmass that is like a continent, only smaller, such as So…
land that is rich farmland, composed of clay, silt, sand, or…
a set of closely grouped islands.
Himalaya Mountains
a mountain range in South Asia that includes Mount Everest, t…
subcontinent
a landmass that is like a continent, only smaller, such as So…
30 terms
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...
5 terms
Physical Geography
Piedmont
Fall Line
Continental Divide
Chicago is important because
a region of rolling foothills
the line connecting the places where streams emerge from the…
mountain ridge that separates river systems flowing toward op…
it is located near Lake Michigan, has a generally flat elevat…
Piedmont
a region of rolling foothills
Fall Line
the line connecting the places where streams emerge from the…
20 terms
Physical geography
hydrosphere
lithosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
bodies of water on the earth
the land that makes up a part of the earth/ the crust
a layer of gases extending above the planet's surface
all life on earth
hydrosphere
bodies of water on the earth
lithosphere
the land that makes up a part of the earth/ the crust
8 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
Delta
A chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
A geographic depression, often filled with water.
A body of water partially surrounded by land. The land surrou…
a plain at the mouth of a river, often triangular in shape. R…
Archipelago
A chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
Basin
A geographic depression, often filled with water.
Physical Geography
Solar System
Core
Mantle
Magma
consists of the sun and eight regular planets.
is the center of the earth and is made up of iron and nickel…
contains most of the earth's mass, made of multiple layers (U…
layer of molten rock that can rise through the crust.
Solar System
consists of the sun and eight regular planets.
Core
is the center of the earth and is made up of iron and nickel…
18 terms
Physical geography of Oceania
Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
High Volcanic Islands (Pacific Islands)
Western Pacific (number 3 in image)
Small Islands At or North of Equator (#7 in image)
Many Islands Eastern Pacific (#1 in Image)
Plentiful Orographic Precipitation Beautiful, steep sided mou…
Melanesia
Western Pacific (number 3 in image)
Micronesia
Small Islands At or North of Equator (#7 in image)
Latin America (Physical Geography)
Andes Mountains
Guiana Highlands
Patagonian Plateau
Llanos
located along the Pacific coast of South America; longest con…
made of mountainous or hilly sections of Venezuela, Guyana, S…
southern most part of South America; steppe-like plains, risi…
vast grassy, treeless plain in Colombia & Venezuela; used for…
Andes Mountains
located along the Pacific coast of South America; longest con…
Guiana Highlands
made of mountainous or hilly sections of Venezuela, Guyana, S…
20 terms
Physical Geography
Nile River
Tigris River
Euphrates River
Arabian Peninsula
Nile River
Tigris River
12 terms
Physical Geography
Glacier
Erosion
Delta
Plain
a huge moving mass of ice
the wearing away of the Earth's surface by wind or water
a flat, sandy area where a river enters an ocean
a flat landform
Glacier
a huge moving mass of ice
Erosion
the wearing away of the Earth's surface by wind or water
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
Physical Geography
Archipelogo
Basin
Bay
Is the study of the natural features of Earth.
A chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
A geographic depression, often filled with water
A body of water partially surrounded by land. The land surrou…
Physical Geography
Is the study of the natural features of Earth.
Archipelogo
A chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
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
14 terms
Physical Geography
steepes
wetlands
oasis
alluvial... plain
partly dry... grassland found... on the edge of a... desert
land that is often... covered by water... that develop into... marshes…
fertile area in the... desert where... water is regularly... available
an area built up... by rich soil left... on flood plain... after river…
steepes
partly dry... grassland found... on the edge of a... desert
wetlands
land that is often... covered by water... that develop into... marshes…
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
19 terms
Physical Geography
Mountains
Oceans
Lake
Rivers
A large area of land that is higher than the land around it.
A large body of saltwater that covers most of the Earth. Ther…
A large area of freshwater surrounded by land
A large amount of freshwater that moves across the land.
Mountains
A large area of land that is higher than the land around it.
Oceans
A large body of saltwater that covers most of the Earth. Ther…
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
26 terms
Physical Geography
geography
biosphere
GIS
hemispheres
Study of the earth
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in w…
(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
Sections of the Earth divided by the Equator and Prime Meridi…
geography
Study of the earth
biosphere
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in w…
Physical Geography
The solar system including the earth f…
All the following provide evidence of…
The direction of the earths rotation i…
The imaginary straight line that passe…
4,550,000,000
-Ilumination patterns of clouds during sunset... -disappearance…
East
Axis
The solar system including the earth f…
4,550,000,000
All the following provide evidence of…
-Ilumination patterns of clouds during sunset... -disappearance…
26 terms
Physical Geography
Absolute location
Geography
Global Information System
Hemispheres
The exact position of an object or place, measured within the…
The study of the earth
uses a database of information to gathered to create layers,…
Sections of the Earth divided by the Equator and Prime Meridi…
Absolute location
The exact position of an object or place, measured within the…
Geography
The study of the earth
Physical Geography
Axis
Orbit
Revolution
Rotation
An invisible line around which an object spins.
An path of one object around a more massive object.
An orbit, or a complete journey of an object around a more ma…
An object's complete turn around its own axis.
Axis
An invisible line around which an object spins.
Orbit
An path of one object around a more massive object.
EUROPE: Physical Geography
Fjord
peninsula
dike
polder
a narrow valley or inlet to the sea, originally carved out by…
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A protective wall that controls or holds back water
Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.
Fjord
a narrow valley or inlet to the sea, originally carved out by…
peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
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