Geography: Ch 2

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Geography: Ch 2
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2013-12-10 21:39:43
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First semester Geography words
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  1. energy from the sun
    SOLAR ENERGY
  2. one complete spin of Earth on its axis; each rotation takes about 24 hours
    ROTATION
  3. the 365 ¼ day trip Earth takes around the sun each year
    REVOLUTION
  4. the distance north or south of Earth's equator
    LATITUDE
  5. regions close to the equator
    TROPICS
  6. water that is not salty; it makes up only about 3% of our total water supply
    FRESHWATER
  7. a large area of slow moving ice
    GLACIERS
  8. water that is found in Earth's streams, rivers, and lakes
    SURFACE WATER
  9. water that falls to Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
    PRECIPITATION
  10. water found below Earth's surface
    GROUNDWATER
  11. water occurring in the air as an invisible gas
    WATER VAPOR
  12. the movement of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
    WATER CYCLE
  13. a shape on the planet's surface, such as a mountain, valley, plain, island, or peninsula
    LANDFORM
  14. a theory suggesting that Earth's surface is divided into a dozen or so slow-moving plates, or pieces of Earth's crust
    PLATE TECTONICS
  15. magma that reaches Earth's surface
    LAVA
  16. a sudden, violent movement of Earth's crust
    EARTHQUAKE
  17. the process by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces
    WEATHERING
  18. the movement of sediment from one location to another
    EROSION

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