Unit 2 Geography vocabulary

Card Set Information

Author:
anitaebrahimi
ID:
238007
Filename:
Unit 2 Geography vocabulary
Updated:
2013-09-30 22:17:45
Tags:
vocab geo
Folders:

Description:
geo
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user anitaebrahimi on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. the envelope of gases that surrounds a planet like Earth
    atmosphere
  2. the level of variety of plants and animals
    biodiversity
  3. a large natural occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat.
    biomes
  4. the part of Earth that includes all life forms
    biosphere
  5. a change in global weather patterns
    climate change
  6. formal statement to be used as evidence
    deposition
  7. spreading of desert conditions
    desertification
  8. angle between an object's rotational axis, and a line perpendicular to its orbital pane
    Earth's Axis
  9. Interior of Earth that is rocky
    Earth's mantel
  10. sudden violent shaking of the ground
    Earthquake
  11. sin is the source of energy for earth
    Earth-Sun relationship
  12. communities of plants and animals
    Ecosystem
  13. Ocean and weather pattern in which the southeast Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual, affecting regional climates
    El Niño
  14. Ocean and weather pattern that causes the eastern pacific to be colder than normal
    La Niña
  15. large sea waves created by underwater tectonic activity like earthquakes.
    Tsunami
  16. cycle of process by which water circulates between the earth's ocean, atmosphere and land
    water cycle
  17. the process by which rocks break and decay over time
    weathering
  18. the time when both of Earth's poles are at 90 degree angle from the sun and sun's direct rays strike the equator
    equinox
  19. movement of the surface material from one location to another by water, wind and ice
    erosion
  20. Earth's water in all of its forms
    hydrosphere
  21. solid crust of earth
    lithosphere
  22. a wind system in which winds reverse direction and cause seasons of wet and dry weather
    monsoon
  23. natural resources in which cannot be produced, grown, generated or used
    non-renewable resources
  24. steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
    Ocean currents
  25. cooling effect that occurs when air is forced to rise over a mountain, resulting in a wetter windward side and a drier leeward side
    orographic effect
  26. the theory that earth's crust is divided into rigid plates that slowly move across the upper mantel
    plate tectonics
  27. condensed droplets of water that fall as rain, snow, sleep or hail
    precipitation
  28. natural resources that be replenished naturally with the passage of time
    renewable resources
  29. measurement of heat
    temperature
  30. move or cause to move into a sloping position
    tilt
  31. warm, low-latitude areas near the equator
    tropics

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview