Global II Quiz 4

  1. altitude
    the height of land above sea level
  2. arable land
    fertile land suitable for growing crops
  3. archipelago
    a group or chain of islands (i.e. Japan)
  4. arid
  5. climate
    weather conditions of a region over a long period of time
  6. deforestation
    clearing land of forests and trees
  7. delta
    land that is formed by mud and sand at the mouth of a river
  8. desert
    a barren, extremely dry area
  9. desertification
    the spread of desert into semi-arid regions nearby
  10. drought
    a long period of dry weather over an area
  11. ecosystem
    an ecological unit consisting of a community and its environment
  12. fallow
    plowed land that is not planted for one or more seasons
  13. greenhouse effect
    harmful warming of the earth's surface and lower layers of the atmosphere caused by an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  14. irregular coastline
    a coastline that has mny natural borders (i.e. Europe)
  15. isthmus
    a narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land
  16. latitude
    imaginary parallel lines running east and west around the globe measuring the distance north and south of the equator
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Global II Quiz 4
Global II Vocab Quiz #4