Glossary of Chapter 1 test World Geo
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- What is the Prime Meridian ?
- The Prime Meridian is the imaginary line that divides the earth into east and west.
- Which set of imaginary lines goes around the earth and over the poles ?
- Longitude Lines
- What are Longitude Lines ?
- Longitude lines go across the earth and over the north and south poles.
- What geographic tool is a 3-D model of the earth ?
- The globe
- What is the globe ?
- 3-D model of the earth
- What imaginary line divides the earth into northern and southern halves ?
Imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and southern halves.
- What is the equator ?
Which term is used to describe the location of a geographic feature in relation to other nearby features ?
- Relative location
- What is relative location ?
- Term describing the location of a geographic feature to nearby features. Rivers are commonly used.
- Which term is used to name a drawing of the earth’s surface that reduces distortions that are cause be converting three dimensions into two dimensions ?
- Map projection.
- What is map projection ?
- Drawing of the earths surface into two dimensions.
- Which term is used to describe the exact place on earth at which a geographic feature is found ?
- Absolute location.
- What is absolute location ?
- Exact place on the earth. Longitude and Latitude.
- Which set of imaginary lines runs parallel to the equator ?
- Latitude Lines.
- What are the latitude lines ?
- Lines that runs parallel to the equator.
- What is the GOES system ?
- Way meteorologist can track storms.
- What is a regional ecosystem called ?
- What is Biome ?
- Biome is the regional ecosystem.
- What type of extreme weather occurs from warm air moving across warm ocean waters ?
- What is another name for trees that don’t have broad leaves ?
- What is a deciduous ?
- Name for trees that don’t have broad leaves.
- What term identifies flat, treeless area, such as that forming a ring around the Artic Ocean ?
- What is Tundra ?
- Flat area without trees around the Artic circle.
- What term identifies a dry, desert region containing drought resistance vegetation ?
- What is a chaparral ?
- Dry region with deserts.
- What is another name for a needle leaf tree ?
- What is a prairie grassland in the tropical region called ?
- A grassland or prairie in the northern hemisphere ?
- What term refers to the creation of a new system to fulfill a societal need ?
- What term refers to the average number of people that live in a square area ?
- Population density.
- What term refers to acceptance of a new idea ?
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