Physical Geography, Climate, and Natural Resources

Geography
Phisical Geography
study of the worlds phisical features like, landforms, bodies of water, climate, soil, and plants
Theory of Continental Drift
millons of years ago all continents were one super continent, then slowly they drift apart (about two inches every year)
Pangea
one, single, super-continent
Plate Tectonics
12 large moving plates that cause earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions
Weather
short term changes in the atmosphere for a givin place and time
Climate
a regions average weather conditions over a long period of time
Natural Resource
any material in nature that people use or vaule
Renewable Resource
resources earth replaces naturally
Nonrenewable Resource
resouces that cannot be replaced
Deforestation
the clearing of trees
Reforestation
planting trees to replace lost forestland
Fossil Fuels
nonrenewable resources that formed from the remains of ancient plants & animals
Hydroelectric Power
the production of electricity from water power

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