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  1. An imginary line jouning places of the same longitude on the Earth's surface
    Merdians of Longitude
  2. The geographic differentialtion of places among and within countries.
    Localization
  3. The solid planet earth: Core, mantle, and crust. The movement of solid rock are cause by the inner heat energy.
    Solid Earth Environment
  4. A natural event sucha asa volcanic eruption, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, or flood, that interrupts human activities by causing extensive damage and deaths.
    Natural Hazard
  5. A natural resource that is used up once it is extracted fro example coal or metallic minerals.
    Nonrenewable Resource
  6. A resource that is replaced by natural by natural processes at a rate that is faster than its usage.
    Renewable Resource
  7. Material present in the natural enviornment and recognized by humans as of practical worth minerals, siols, water, building stones and timber
    Natural Resources
  8. Dry or wet acidic deposition of acidic material from the atmosphere, often resluting from sulfur and mitrate gases and particles emitted into the air from coal combustion in power plants.
    Acid depostition
  9. The ozone is protective shield over the earth in which man made chloroflurcarbons.
    Ozone Depletion
  10. Statemetn adopted by the UN convention on Climate Change in 1997 setting trages for reducing primary greenhouse gases.
    Kyoto Protocol
  11. weathered rock material that develops by the actions of water, animals and plants into a basis for plant growth.
    Soil
  12. Biome type where plant groth is inhibited by extreme cold.
    Polar Biome
  13. biome type charaterized by a discontinuous plant cover or none
    Desert Biome
  14. A major biome type characterized ny grasses wit hfew scattered trees.
    Grassland Biome
  15. A major biome type characterized by closely spaced trees.
    Forest Biome
  16. The world scale ecosystem type such as tropical rainforest or savanna grassland.
    Biome
  17. Climate typical of the rolar regins; emtremely cold all year.
    Polar climate
  18. The climates of midlatitudes in whci therea are summer-winter tepeature contras without the extremes of lengthy very hot or cold periods.
    Temperate climate
  19. Climatic enviorment typical of the tropical zone and having high temperatures all year.
    tropical climate
  20. The natural process of heating Earth's atmoshphere. Solar rays short wavelengths reach Earth's surface and are absorbed by and heats the lower atmosphere, which contains water vapor and carbon gases. When humans add 2 the carbon gases, they enhave this process raising tempeatures abour "natural levels"
    Greenhouse Effect
  21. The long erm atmospheric conditions of a place.
    Climate
  22. A large block of earth's crust and underlying rocks approx. 100km thick and up to serveral thousand kilometers across. eath's interior heat causes plates to move aprat and crash together, forming major relief features including ocean basins, mountains systems and continental areas.
    Tectonic plate
  23. The environments of living organisms where weather, mineral nutrients and solar energy combine.
    Ecosystem environments
  24. Where atmosphere ocean environments interact with solid earth environments to produce relief features such as river or glacial valleys and coastal cliffs and beaches.
    Earth surface environment
  25. The combination of atmosphere and oceans in wich movemetn that cause wearther adn sclimate are controled by solar energy.
    Atmosphere ocean environment
  26. The growing interconnectedness of he wourld's peoples and the integration of economies, technologies and cultures.
    Globalization
  27. the sutdy of different regions at Earth's surface in theor country and global contexts.
    Regional geography
  28. An area of Earths surface with physical and human characteristics that distinguish it from other places.
    Region
  29. The distance of place east or west of 0 degree longitude mearsured in degrees.
    Longitude
  30. The imaginary circle joining places of the same latitude on Earth's surface.
    Paralles of Latiude
  31. Physical Georgraphy
    The study of geogrpahic aspects of human activities population, political, economic and cultural
  32. Geographic Information Systems
    The computer based combination of maps data and satellite images that are use for geo. study.
  33. Latitude
    the distance of a place north or south of the equator measured in degrees.
  34. Abslute Location
    Location of a place on the earth's surface defined by latitude and longitude or kilo, miles
  35. The study of geographic aspects of the natural enivironment.
    Physical Geography

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