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Geography: physical features vocabulary
Basin
Bay
Canyon
Cape
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
A deep and narrow valley with steep walls
A point of land that extends into a river, lake or ocean
Basin
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
Bay
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
The physical world Geography Vocabulary
Weather
Climate
MELCO
Equator
The daily condition of the atmosphere based on temperature an…
Weather of an area measured over an extended period of time (…
Factors that effect climate: Mountain barriers,Elevation,Latt…
The meridian that marks zero degrees lattitude
Weather
The daily condition of the atmosphere based on temperature an…
Climate
Weather of an area measured over an extended period of time (…
Physical Geography of Europe Vocabulary
Glaciation
Fjord
Geothermal Energy
Hot spring
a process by which glaciers form and spread
a long steep sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
a form of energy conversion that captures heat energy from wi…
a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that…
Glaciation
a process by which glaciers form and spread
Fjord
a long steep sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
European Physical Geography Vocabulary
Landlocked
Pass
Navigable
Deciduous
Having no borders with an ocean or sea
Space people can use to travel through a mountain range
Referring to a body of water wide and deep enough for ships t…
Trees which lose their leaves in the winter
Landlocked
Having no borders with an ocean or sea
Pass
Space people can use to travel through a mountain range
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…
17 terms
Physical Geography of Europe Vocabulary
glaciation
fjord
geothermal energy
hot spring
the process, condition, or result of being covered by glacier…
a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as…
is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth
a spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterra…
glaciation
the process, condition, or result of being covered by glacier…
fjord
a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as…
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
Quizlet Unit 2 Physical Geography vocabulary
Atmosphere
Biodiversity
Biomes
Biosphere
a thin layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.
the diverse life forms in a habitat or ecosystem
major type of ecological community defined primarily by disti…
the part of the Earth where life exists
Atmosphere
a thin layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.
Biodiversity
the diverse life forms in a habitat or ecosystem
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…
24 terms
Unit 1 - Physical Geography Vocabulary
landforms
plate tectonics
weathering
erosion
shapes and types of land
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
process of wind, rain, and ice which breaks down rocks and ch…
carries away the weathered rocks and creates new landforms
landforms
shapes and types of land
plate tectonics
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
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 Vocabulary Quiz
geography
absolute location
relative location
hemisphere
the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and…
the exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found
describes a place in relation to other places around it
each half of the globe
geography
the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and…
absolute location
the exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found
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…
12 terms
Europe - Physical Geography Vocabulary
population density
peninsula
plateau
tributary
number of people per measure of land area
A land area surrounded by water on 3 sides
a large raised area bordered on one or more sides by steep sl…
a river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream
population density
number of people per measure of land area
peninsula
A land area surrounded by water on 3 sides
20 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary 16-17
Archipelago
Gulf
Canyon
Cape
A group of islands
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,…
A deep narrow valley with steep walls
A point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
Archipelago
A group of islands
Gulf
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,…
Africa Physical Geography Vocabulary
desert
desertification
Great Rift Valley
Mount Kilimanjaro
An area that is very dry all year with very little annual rai…
The process of fertile land turning into desert
a 3700 mile trench that runs along Eastern Africa; widens ove…
A dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania; the highest mountain…
desert
An area that is very dry all year with very little annual rai…
desertification
The process of fertile land turning into desert
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
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 Vocabulary
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere
...
...
...
...
Hydrosphere
...
Lithosphere
...
10 terms
Middle East Physical Geography Vocabulary
Arabian Sea
Dead Sea
Euphrates River
Jordan River
the Northwest arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
a salt lake or inland sea in the Jordan Valley; it's surface…
one of the longest rivers of Southwest Asia which begins in T…
a smaller but important river that begins in the southern end…
Arabian Sea
the Northwest arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
Dead Sea
a salt lake or inland sea in the Jordan Valley; it's surface…
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)
16 terms
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY:)
Weathering
Erosion
Sediment
Glaciers
A various mechanical and chemical process that causes exposed…
The process of being eroded by wind, water, and other ingredi…
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
An extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumula…
Weathering
A various mechanical and chemical process that causes exposed…
Erosion
The process of being eroded by wind, water, and other ingredi…
14 terms
Lesson 6 vocabulary - Physical Geography and Tourism
Arctic Tundra
bay
bayou
canyon
treeless, frozen ground in the far north that thaws for only…
body of water that is partially enclosed by land and usually…
marshy area of still or slow-moving water
narrow valley with steep sides; is often caused by water runoff
Arctic Tundra
treeless, frozen ground in the far north that thaws for only…
bay
body of water that is partially enclosed by land and usually…
6 terms
Southwest Asia Physical Geography & Vocabulary
petroleum
nonrenewable resource
standard of living
Persian Gulf
an oily liquid formed from the remains of ancient plants and…
a natural resource, such as fossil fuels, that cannot be quic…
a measurement of a person's or a group's education, housing,…
Body of water connected to the Arabian Sea by the Strait of H…
petroleum
an oily liquid formed from the remains of ancient plants and…
nonrenewable resource
a natural resource, such as fossil fuels, that cannot be quic…
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…
22 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
change the appearance or texture of (something) by long expos…
wearing away of the earth's surface by wind or water
solid material that settles to the bottom of a liquid
a large mass of ice formed in cold regions from compacted sno…
weathering
change the appearance or texture of (something) by long expos…
erosion
wearing away of the earth's surface by wind or water
Physical Geography Vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glacier
To wear away or change the appearance or texture of something…
To remove soil/rock or dissolved material from one location t…
A naturally occurring material that is broken down by weather…
Masses of ice, snow, water, rock, and sediment that move unde…
weathering
To wear away or change the appearance or texture of something…
erosion
To remove soil/rock or dissolved material from one location t…
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.
14 terms
Physical and Human Geography Vocabulary #1
geography
longitude
formal region
physical
Study of the earth... ----------------------------------... estudio…
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
An area within which everyone shares in common one or more di…
físico
geography
Study of the earth... ----------------------------------... estudio…
longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
Physical Geography Vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
The dissolving of rocks; water, ice, acids, salt, plants, ani…
The process of earth wearing away, by water, wind, or ice; th…
Solid material transported then deposited in a new place, inc…
Enormous chunks of ice, moving slowly over land.
weathering
The dissolving of rocks; water, ice, acids, salt, plants, ani…
erosion
The process of earth wearing away, by water, wind, or ice; th…
Chapter 2 - Earths Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plateau
Mountain
Plain
Valley
has a flat surface and rises high above the surrounding land
large natural elevation that rises very quicky
Can be flat or have a gentle roll, and are typically found fa…
A lowland area between two steep sides
Plateau
has a flat surface and rises high above the surrounding land
Mountain
large natural elevation that rises very quicky
6 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
Atmosphere
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
A process by which water,wind,or ice wears away landforms
Usually, a landform that rises. More than 2,000 ft above sea…
The multilayer band of gases that surrounds the Earth.
Hills
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
Erosion
A process by which water,wind,or ice wears away landforms
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,…
Physical Geography Vocabulary
absolute location
continent
delta
elevation
exact location of a place on the Earth described by global co…
one of the seven large landmasses on the Earth.
flat, low-lying land built up from social carried downstream…
height of land above sea level.
absolute location
exact location of a place on the Earth described by global co…
continent
one of the seven large landmasses on the Earth.
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
physical geography vocabulary 1
geosphere
biosphere
atmosphere
hydrosphere
...
...
...
...
geosphere
...
biosphere
...
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
5 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
Plate tectonics
Plains
Pangeaa
Plateau
The theory that Earth's crust is made of huge slow moving sla…
It large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without…
Is single landmass that broke apart from todays separating co…
A large, flat area of land that rises above the surrounding l…
Plate tectonics
The theory that Earth's crust is made of huge slow moving sla…
Plains
It large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without…
6 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
Physical geography
Hills
erosion
Mountains
The study of the earth and natural landscape
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
A process by which water, wind, or ice wears away landforms
Usually, a landform that rises more than 2000 feet above sea…
Physical geography
The study of the earth and natural landscape
Hills
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
Physical geography vocabulary
Physical geography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
The study of the earth natural
A land from that rises above the surrounding land that has a…
A process by which water,wind,or ice wears away landforms
Usually a landform that rises more than 2,000' ft above sea l…
Physical geography
The study of the earth natural
Hills
A land from that rises above the surrounding land that has a…
Physical Geography vocabulary
Physical Geography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
The study of Earth's natural landscape
A landform that rises above the top surrounding land that has…
A process by which water, wind, or ice wears away landforms
Usually, a landform that rises more than 2,000 above sea level
Physical Geography
The study of Earth's natural landscape
Hills
A landform that rises above the top surrounding land that has…
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
The study of the earth natural landscape
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
A process by which water, wind, or ice wears away landforms
Usually, a landform that rises more than 2,000 ft above sea l…
Physical Geography
The study of the earth natural landscape
Hills
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
6 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
physical geography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
the study of the natural earth landscape
Landfrom that rises above surrounding land that has a rounded…
A process witch water, wind or, ice wears away landforms
Usually, of landforms that rises above more than 2000 feet ab…
physical geography
the study of the natural earth landscape
Hills
Landfrom that rises above surrounding land that has a rounded…
6 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
Physical peography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
The studies of the Earth natural landscape
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a a…
A process by which water wind or ice worse away landforms
Usually a landform that rises more than 2000 feet above sea l…
Physical peography
The studies of the Earth natural landscape
Hills
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a a…
Physical geography vocabulary
Physical geography
Hills
Erosion
Mountains
The study of the eath natural landscape
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
A process by which water, wind or ice wears away landforms
Usually a landform that rises more then 2,000 ft above sea le…
Physical geography
The study of the eath natural landscape
Hills
A landform that rises above the surrounding land that has a r…
5 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plates
Plains
Plateau
Pangaea
A huge section of the Earth's crust
A large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without m…
A large, flat area of land that rises above the surrounding l…
A single landmass that broke apart to form today's separate c…
Plates
A huge section of the Earth's crust
Plains
A large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without m…
7 terms
Physical Geography Unit Vocabulary
Cartography
Circle of Illumination
Climate
Distortion
The production of maps, including construction of projections…
The edge of the sunlit hemisphere, which forms a circular bou…
The composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a…
Change in the form of an electrical signal or sound wave duri…
Cartography
The production of maps, including construction of projections…
Circle of Illumination
The edge of the sunlit hemisphere, which forms a circular bou…
5 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
Plate tectonics
Plaines
Pangea
Plateau
The Theory that the earthes crust is made of huge, slowly mov…
A large area of flat or gentle rolling land usually without m…
A single landmass that Broke apart to form today's separate c…
A large, flat area of land that rises above the surrounding l…
Plate tectonics
The Theory that the earthes crust is made of huge, slowly mov…
Plaines
A large area of flat or gentle rolling land usually without m…
Middle East Physical Geography
The Middle East
Arabian Peninsula
Anatolian Peninsula
Wadis
transcontinental region that includes Southwest Asia, Central…
separated from Africa by the Red Sea and the rest of Asia by…
marks the beginning of the Asian continent; position of Turkey
riverbeds that remains dry except during the rainy seasons.
The Middle East
transcontinental region that includes Southwest Asia, Central…
Arabian Peninsula
separated from Africa by the Red Sea and the rest of Asia by…
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