Chapter 2 Science Voc Words

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Chapter 2 Science Voc Words
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  1. a representation of the features of a physical body such as Earth
    map
  2. the direction to the geographic North Pole
    true north
  3. the difference between the magnetic north and the true north
    magnetic declination
  4. the distance north or south from the equator; expressed in degrees
    latitude
  5. the imaginary circle half-way between the poles that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
    equator
  6. the distance east and west from the prime meridian; expressed in degrees
    longitude
  7. the meridian, or line of longitude, that is designated as 0 degrees longitude
    prime meridian
  8. a map projection that is made by moving the surface features of the globe onto a cylinder
    cylindrical projection
  9. a map projection that is made by moving the surface features of the globe onto a cone
    conic projection
  10. a map projection that is made by moving the surface features of the globe onto a plane
    azimuthal projection
  11. the process of gathering and analyzing information about an object without physically being in touch with the object
    remote sensing
  12. a map that shows the surface features of Earth
    topographic map
  13. the height of an object above sea level
    elevation
  14. a line that connects points of equal elevation
    contour line
  15. the difference in elevation between one contour line and the next
    contour interval
  16. the variations in elevation of a land surface
    relief
  17. on a map, a darker, heavier contour line that is usually every fifth line and that indicates a change in elevation
    index contour

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