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Flashcards - Regional Geography: Continents

Flashcards - Regional Geography: Continents
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Eurasia
Eurasia /jʊˈreɪʒə/ is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia
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continent
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth
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Central America
Central America is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast
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climate
Climate is the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval
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crust
In geology, the crust is the outermost solid shell of a rocky planet or natural satellite, which is chemically distinct from the underlying mantle
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pelagic zone
Any water in a sea or lake that is neither close to the bottom nor near the shore can be said to be in the pelagic zone
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pelagic zone
Any water in a sea or lake that is neither close to the bottom nor near the shore can be said to be in the pelagic zone
crust
In geology, the crust is the outermost solid shell of a rocky planet or natural satellite, which is chemically distinct from the underlying mantle
climate
Climate is the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval
Central America
Central America is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast
continent
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth
Eurasia
Eurasia /jʊˈreɪʒə/ is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia
Sahara Desert
The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic
sea
A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land
oases
In geography, an oasis is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source, such as a pond or small lake
East Asia
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural terms
North America
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere
benthic zone
The benthic zone is the ecological region at the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake, including the sediment surface and some sub-surface layers
mountains
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak

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