Flashcards in SS Exams Term 2 Deck (59)
Where do lines of Latitide run?
Lines of Latitude run from East to West
Where do lines of Longtitude run?
Lines of Longtitude run from north pole to south pole
Which countries are within North America?
Canada and USA.
Pacific ocean- is the largest ocean covering 31% pf the worlds surface
Arctic Ocean-is the smallest ocean and most of the ocean is covered with a frozen surface
Atlantic Ocean:is the second largest ocean and is about 15% of earths surface
Eurasia-is made up of Asia and Europe and covers 36% of Earths surface
Africa-covers 20% of the earths land surface
North America- covers 16% of land surface
South America-covers 12% of earths land surface
Antarctica-covers 9% of Earths surface
Oceanna- covers 6% pf the land surface
What is topography?
Topography: the shape of land surface of the earth
Mountains- irregular surfaces at high elevations
Hills- are similar to mountains but lower
Plateaus(also called tablelands)
Plateaus-large,flat areas at higher elevations than the rest of the land
Plains-extensive regions that are relatively flat and often treeless
Name the top 5 most developed countries
Name 5 least developed countries
migration-the movement from place to place
Emigration-movement of people out of a country
Immigration-movement of people into a country
What are antipodes?
A pair of points taht are on opposite sides of a planet
What is the equator?
The line fastest rotation on the earth. It is a full circumfererence, located midway between poles.
What are poles?
The two ends of the axis around which the earth rotates (North pole and South pole)
What is a compass rose?
The compass rose has been included on maps since at least 1300s. The term rose came from the compass points, which resemble petals of the flower.
What is a map progection?
The representation on a flat surface of part or all the surface of the earth.
What is a mercator progection?
The Mercator progection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569
What is the Winkel-Tripel?
The Winkel tripel projection (Winkel III)by Oswald Winkel in 1921.