Unit 1 Test Review
By: Nathan Powell
Longitude: up and down. Latitude: side to side
Weather: the condition the atmosphere is in at a particular location and time.
Climate: the term for weather conditions at a particular location over a long period of time.
Relative location: describes a police in comparison with other places
Absolute location: the exact place on earth, longitude & latitude
An area with one or more features that set it apart from other areas is a region.
Reducing distortion: use map projections
Places on earth are wealthier than others because of natural resources
People live near water and fertile land.
Continentality: land heats up and cools down fast while water heats up no cools down slow. Places in the middle of a continent have more diverse weather than people near water.
Seasons: caused by earths tilt. Areas get more direct sunlight at different times in the year.
Natural resources: materials on or in the earth.
Renewable: can be replaced (air, water)
Non-renewable: cannot be replaced ( fossil fuels ).
In-exhaustible: sunlight used for producing power
Tropical wet/ dry- savanna
Semi arid- steppe
Marine west coast
Modification: how do we change our environment: pollution
Dependency: how do we rely on our environment: drinking water surfing
Greenhouse gas effect: the layer of gases released by the burning of coal and petroleum that traps solar energy, causing global temp to increase.
If we use fossil fuels at the rate that we do today then we will run out in the near future, also causing pollution
Desertification: process of which an area becomes increasingly dry. Caused by deforestation, drought, and over grazing
Earthquake: when one tectonic plate moves suddenly against another, the release of energy causes and earthquake.
Focus: the location in the earth where an earthquake begins
Epicenter: the point directly above the focus on the earths surface
Seismograph: detects earthquakes by measuring the size of the waves created by an earthquake.