World Geography STARR

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  1. Earth is tilted in what degree?
    23 1/2
  2. Define Lithosphere
    solid rock portion of the Earth's surface
  3. Define Atmosphere
    envelope of gases, aerosols, and other material surrounding the Earth
  4. The regions of the surface and atmosphere of the earth or other planet occupied by living organisms. (term?)
    Biosphere
  5. Why are the seasons reversed in the northern and southern hemispheres?
    the earth's tilt
  6. Why does temperature tend to decrease as elevation increases?
    there is more pressure as elevation increases; atmosphere is mainly heated from the ground up
  7. How does latitude affect climate?
    • The closer to the poles, the colder it is.
    • The closer to the equator, the warmer it is.
  8. (term)- a storm that forms over warm tropical waters.
    hurricane
  9. Define fault
    a fracture in the earth's crust
  10. (term)- all continents were once joined into a super-continent that split apart over millions of years
    Continental drift
  11. (term?)- transfer of heat in the atmosphere by upward motion of the air
    Convection Currents
  12. what is precipitation?
    falling water droplets in the form of rain, sleet,   snow, or hail
  13. Rain shadow effect?
    the land on the leeward side of a hill/mountain gets little rain from the descending dry air
  14. what is the chain of volcanoes that lines the Pacific Rim?
    Ring of Fire
  15. process that takes place at the convergent boundaries by which one tectonic plate moves under another?
    Subduction zone
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    What is this?
    Peninsula!
  17. What is a point of land extending into an ocean/lake?
    Peninsula
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    What is this?
    Strait!
  19. What is a narrow enamel connecting 2 larger bodies of water?
    Strait
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    What is this?
    Isthmus!
  21. what is a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between 2 larger areas of land?
    Isthmus
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    What is this?
    Mountain!
  23. A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.
    Valley
  24. What is a wide, flat-topped mountain with steep sides, larger than a butte?
    Mesa
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    What is this!?
    Mesa!
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