Geography Review

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Geography Review
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2009-12-15 18:49:12
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  1. The ___ is the center of the earth.
    Core
  2. ___ is the breakdown of rock at or near the earth's surface
    Weathering
  3. ___ are piles of rocks and debris left behind when glaciers melt and receede in some places
    Moraines
  4. _____ Is a way to locate somewhere on the globe in relation to other places
    Relative Location
  5. ______is the process that alters a rocks chem. makeup
    Chemical weathering
  6. _____ is the movement of gravel soil and sand
    erosion
  7. ______ is the position of a location on a globe
    Absolute location
  8. In the early 1900s german explorer _______ suggested the continental drift theory
    Alfred Wegener
  9. ______ occurs when rock is actually broken or weakened physically
    Mechanical weathering
  10. _____ are huge slow moving sheets of ice
    glaciers
  11. The equator divides the world into 2 _____
    hemispheres
  12. The study of the earths physical structure and history
    geology
  13. molten rock is also called ___
    lava
  14. Imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator
    latitude
  15. ______ is a circle of vocalnoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean
    Ring of Fire
  16. ______ Consist of one central place and the surrounding places affected by it
    Functional Regions
  17. Water moving swiftly down a stream bed carries _____
    sediment
  18. ______ circles the globe halfway through the N and S poles
    Equator
  19. Chemicals in the polluted air combine with water vapor and fall back to earth as ____
    acid rain
  20. ________ are areas in which a certain char. is found throughout the region
    formal regions
  21. ______ refers to the rise in the earths temprature
    global warming
  22. ______ describes the earths movement through space as it spins on its axis
    Rotation
  23. Movement of winds worldwide is what ____________________
    redistributes the suns heat over the earths surface
  24. _____ is another name for air masses
    fronts
  25. ________ in the weather pattern that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
    climate
  26. Most efforts to classify climate regions rely on _____________
    temprature and precipitation

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