global vocab 12-21

Geography
Plateau
an area of relatively level high ground.
plain
not decorated or elaborate; simple or ordinary in character
peninsula
a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water
isthmus
a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
archipelago
a group of islands.
steppe
a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia.
latitude
the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth’s equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
longitude
the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
mercators projection
a projection of a map of the world onto a cylinder in such a way that all the parallels of latitude have the same length as the equator, used esp. for marine charts and certain climatological maps.
peters projection
The Gall–Peters projection, named after James Gall and Arno Peters, is one specialization of a configurable equal-area map projection known as the equal-area cylindric or cylindrical equal-area projection

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