# Geography Final

 What is a flat, low land built up from soil carried downstream by a river, and deposited at its mouth? Delta What is a narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas? Isthmus Place where a river empties into a larger body of water Mouth of a river Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water Peninsula Area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses Plain Area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300 to 3000 feet high Plateau Small stream or river that flows into a large river or stream Tributary Low land between hills or mountains Valley A relative location Situation A Precise, absolute location Site A long, dry period with no rain Drought The branch of geography that specializes in weather and weather forecasting Meteorology The branch of geography that includes mapmaking Cartography Why has the Sahara spread southward? Drought and overgrazing If you lived in the Southern Hemisphere, which position in the diagram would show the Earth at? Winter and Summer are opposite and Fall and Spring are opposite (Ex: Winter-position 1, Spring-position 2, Summer-position 3, and Fall-position 4 then the answer would be winter=3, spring=4, summer=1, and fall=2) The spinning of the earth on its axis Rotation The movement of the earth around the sun revolution A body that orbits a larger body Satellite The time of year at which the earth's axis is not pointed toward or away from the sun Equinox The time of year at which the earth's axis points at its greatest angle toward or away from the sun Solstice The center of the solar system is The sun The rotation of the earth creates Night and Day During an equinox Both hemispheres receive an equal amount of sunlight What's the difference between the lithosphere and the hydrosphere? The lithosphere is the surface of the planet that forms the continents and ocean floor. The Hydrosphere is the water on the planet. A deep, narrow valley with steep walls Canyon Body of land completely surrounded by water Island The sun is the center of the Universe Day and night are caused by the ________ of the earth on its axis. Rotation AuthorAnonymous ID55994 Card SetGeography Final DescriptionFinal Exam Updated2010-12-14T22:56:49Z Show Answers