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Geography

means "earth description"

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Globalization

the processes and consequences of an increasingly interconnected world

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Lithosphere

the solid, inorganic portion of the earth

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Closed Systems

Effectively self contained systems which are therefore isolated from influences outside the system

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Open Systems

both matter and energy are changed across the system boundary

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Low Latitude

generally between the equator and 30 degrees north or south

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Midlatitude

between 30 and 60 degrees north and south

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High Latitude

latitudes greater than about 60 degrees north and south

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Equatorial

within a few degrees of the equator

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Tropical

within the tropics

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Subtropical

Slightly poleward of the tropics, generally around 25-30 degrees north and south

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Polar

within a few degrees of the north or south pole