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33 terms
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…
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,…
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
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
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…
33 terms
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…
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…
15 terms
Asia - Physical Geography
loess
monsoons
agricultural terracing
arable land
loess
monsoons
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,…
8 terms
physical geography vocabulary 1
geosphere
biosphere
atmosphere
hydrosphere
...
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geosphere
...
biosphere
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10 terms
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
21 terms
Asia Physical Geography
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
Brahmaputra River
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
9 terms
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
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…
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…
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...
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.
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
21 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
geography
cartography
meteorology
prime meridian
study of the physical, biological, and cultural features of E…
study of maps and mapmaping
study of weather
imaginary line drawn from the North Pole through Greenwich, E…
geography
study of the physical, biological, and cultural features of E…
cartography
study of maps and mapmaping
26 terms
physical geography vocabulary
pangaea
faults
erosion
elevation
supercontinent made up of all the earth's continents some 250…
where 2 tectonic plates grind against each other
the washing away of weathered materials
the height above sea level
pangaea
supercontinent made up of all the earth's continents some 250…
faults
where 2 tectonic plates grind against each other
70 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Divergent Boundary Definition
Convergent Boundary Definition
Transform Boundary Definition
Divergent Plates
A boundary where plates seperate
A boundary where plates converge or collide
Where two plates or boundaries slide past one another
- New crust is created in these zones ... - Volcanoes are found…
Divergent Boundary Definition
A boundary where plates seperate
Convergent Boundary Definition
A boundary where plates converge or collide
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…
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)
30 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
peninsula
island
archipelago
tributary
land surrounded by three sides of water
land surrounded on all sides by water
chain of islands
branch of a river
peninsula
land surrounded by three sides of water
island
land surrounded on all sides by 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
23 terms
Geography Terms - Physical Features Vocabulary
canyon
plain
island
desert
a deep narrow valley with steep walls; usually has water runn…
a nearly flat area of land; can have low hills; easy to farm…
an area of land completely surrounded by water
an extremely dry area with little water and few plants
canyon
a deep narrow valley with steep walls; usually has water runn…
plain
a nearly flat area of land; can have low hills; easy to farm…
33 terms
Semester review: Vocabulary and Physical Geography
Globalization
Cultural diffusion
Urban
Rural
the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes…
the spread of culture traits, material and non-material, from…
the relocation of people from rural areas to urban areas
is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.
Globalization
the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes…
Cultural diffusion
the spread of culture traits, material and non-material, from…
21 terms
Africa Vocabulary for Physical Geography Quiz
Plateau
Steppe
Desertification
Canopy
a high and flat area of land with a steep cliff on one side
dry, treeless climate with shrubs that borders Africa's deserts
the process by which grasslands become desert
umbrella-like forest covering formed by the treetops of the r…
Plateau
a high and flat area of land with a steep cliff on one side
Steppe
dry, treeless climate with shrubs that borders Africa's deserts
53 terms
Physical Geography Test Vocabulary
Pangea
Weathering
Mechanical Weathering
Chemical Weathering
A large landmass that contained all the continents ... - proven…
A process that causes physical and chemical changes in rocks…
A process of breaking rocks into smaller pieces/ doesn't chan…
The breakdown of rocks by chemical mechanisms
Pangea
A large landmass that contained all the continents ... - proven…
Weathering
A process that causes physical and chemical changes in rocks…
36 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary for Continent Project
river
source
mouth
tributary
What is a large stream of water that runs into a lake, a sea,…
The ____ is where a river starts.
The _____ is where a river ends.
A ____ is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream o…
river
What is a large stream of water that runs into a lake, a sea,…
source
The ____ is where a river starts.
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
50 terms
WMS Physical Geography Unit Vocabulary
Absolute location
Agriculture
Cultivating
Livestock
the exact spot on the Earth where something is, often using l…
the practice of cultivating (farming) the land or raising liv…
farming
animals
Absolute location
the exact spot on the Earth where something is, often using l…
Agriculture
the practice of cultivating (farming) the land or raising liv…
16 terms
Physical Geography of Russian Federation
Landlocked Russia
General Climate trends in Russia
Tundra
Taiga
½ of the Russian Realm is above 60 degrees N. Russia is restr…
As you move SOUTH, it gets Warmer, yet Drier... As you move EAST…
climate biome where low-growing, cold-resistant vegetation gr…
literally means snow forest... virgin forest coniferous trees ... c…
Landlocked Russia
½ of the Russian Realm is above 60 degrees N. Russia is restr…
General Climate trends in Russia
As you move SOUTH, it gets Warmer, yet Drier... As you move EAST…
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…
22 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
The breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on Eart…
The process of eroding or being moved by the wind, water, and…
The matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs
A mass of ice formed from snow falling and gathering over man…
weathering
The breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on Eart…
erosion
The process of eroding or being moved by the wind, water, and…
11 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
The path one body makes as it circles around another
Circular motion
An imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
A complete turn
orbit
The path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
Circular motion
North America -Physical Geography
Rocky Mountains
Pacific Ocean
Great Plains
Great Basin
Mountain range in western US
Ocean off the California coast
Vast grasslands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky M…
Arid land with changing features: valleys, plateaus including…
Rocky Mountains
Mountain range in western US
Pacific Ocean
Ocean off the California coast
28 terms
Europe (Physical Geography)
Third most populated continent
Northern Peninsulas
Scandinavian Peninsula
Fjord
Next to Asia & Africa
Scandinavian & Jutland
occupies Norway and Sweden... Surrounded by Norwegian Sea, North…
U-shaped valleys that connect to the sea and fill with seawat…
Third most populated continent
Next to Asia & Africa
Northern Peninsulas
Scandinavian & Jutland
15 terms
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…
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
24 terms
Africa Physical Geography Test Vocabulary
plateau
Sahara
cash crop
cataract
Flat, elevated area with at least one steep side
World's largest hot desert, covering 8.5 million square kilom…
Crops grown to be sold for profit on the world market
Rapids or falls in rivers that prevent ships from sailing fro…
plateau
Flat, elevated area with at least one steep side
Sahara
World's largest hot desert, covering 8.5 million square kilom…
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.
39 terms
Latin American Physical Geography
Caribbean Sea
Baja California
Gulf of California
Sierra Madre
part of the Alantic Ocean bordered by the west Indies, South…
Long, narrow, peninsula, it extends south from Mexico's north…
the body of water between Baja California and the mainland of…
Mountain ranges in Mexico. Consists of the Oriental and Occid…
Caribbean Sea
part of the Alantic Ocean bordered by the west Indies, South…
Baja California
Long, narrow, peninsula, it extends south from Mexico's north…
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…
59 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
absolute location
archipelago
atmosphere
atoll
an exact place where a geographic feature is found
a chain of islands
layers of gases surrounding the earth
ring-like coral island/ string of small islands surrounding a…
absolute location
an exact place where a geographic feature is found
archipelago
a chain of islands
28 terms
Physical geography vocabulary
Weathering
Aquifer
Climate
Continent
The decomposition of rock surfaces
A layer of rock or sand that can Absorb and hold water
The average weather conditions of an area over a long period…
A large landmass
Weathering
The decomposition of rock surfaces
Aquifer
A layer of rock or sand that can Absorb and hold water
26 terms
Physical Geography: Vocabulary
Archipelago
Bay
Canal
Canyon
A chain of islands
A small body of salt water that is partially surrounded by land
A man-made waterway that connects two larger bodies of water
A narrow valley with steep sides
Archipelago
A chain of islands
Bay
A small body of salt water that is partially surrounded by land
18 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Island
Isthmus
Hill
Peninsula
Island
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
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