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27 terms
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…
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…
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
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
9 terms
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
53 terms
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
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
14 terms
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
geography
ocean
lake
stream
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
a body of water surrounded by land
a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river
geography
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
ocean
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
11 terms
Physical Geography
Landform
Region
Renewable Resource
Nonrenewable Resource
Landform
Region
16 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
Delta
Climate
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
126 terms
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…
20 terms
Physical Geography
Nile River
Tigris River
Euphrates River
Arabian Peninsula
Nile River
Tigris River
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
16 terms
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…
21 terms
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
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
35 terms
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…
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.
15 terms
Asia - Physical Geography
loess
monsoons
agricultural terracing
arable land
loess
monsoons
18 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Island
Isthmus
Hill
Peninsula
Island
27 terms
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
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
16 terms
Physical Geography
absolute location
relative location
latitude
longitude
uses latitude and longitude to tell exact location
uses cardinal directions to tell where a place is
lines that run parallel to the equator
lines that run parallel to the prime meridian
absolute location
uses latitude and longitude to tell exact location
relative location
uses cardinal directions to tell where a place is
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…
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,…
20 terms
Physical Geography
archipelago
tributary
plateau
strait
a group of islands
a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
an area of flat land, usually at a low elevation and often co…
a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water
archipelago
a group of islands
tributary
a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
21 terms
Asia Physical Geography
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
Brahmaputra River
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
24 terms
Physical Geography
geography
ocean
lake
river
The study of the earth and its features and of the distributi…
A large body of salt water
a large body of water surrounded by land
A large stream
geography
The study of the earth and its features and of the distributi…
ocean
A large body of salt water
14 terms
South Asia Physical Geography
Golan Heights
wadi
Tigris River
Euphrates River
a hilly plateau overlooking the Jordan River and the Sea of G…
a riverbed that remains dry except during the rainy seasons.
one of the most important rivers of Southwest Asia; it suppor…
a river of Southwest Asia, which supported several ancient ci…
Golan Heights
a hilly plateau overlooking the Jordan River and the Sea of G…
wadi
a riverbed that remains dry except during the rainy seasons.
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...
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,…
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
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
20 terms
Introduction to Physical Geography
What is Geography
Two main subdisciplines
Physical Geography
Human Geography
The study of the Earth as created by natural forces and as mo…
Physical Geography... Human Geography
"Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms,…
"Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of hum…
What is Geography
The study of the Earth as created by natural forces and as mo…
Two main subdisciplines
Physical Geography... Human Geography
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
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
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)
2 terms
Physical Geography
106 terms
Physical Geography
Crust
Plate
Plate margin
Mantle
The outer layer of the Earth
A section of the Earth's crust
The boundary where two plates meet
The dense, mostly solid layer between the outer core and the…
Crust
The outer layer of the Earth
Plate
A section of the Earth's crust
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
16 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
25 terms
Physical Geography
basin
bay
bayou
canyon
a low place on the surface of the land
any inlet of the ocean partly surrounded by land
a slow sluggish stream
a deep narrow valley
basin
a low place on the surface of the land
bay
any inlet of the ocean partly surrounded by land
21 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
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
25 terms
Physical Geography
island
compass
equator
volcano
a body of land completely surrounded by water
a device for determining cardinal and intermediate directions
line dividing the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisp…
a hot, fiery effect of the movement of the earth's crust
island
a body of land completely surrounded by water
compass
a device for determining cardinal and intermediate directions
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