Oceania Geography

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19 Cards. Created by Paul ().
 
Term  
Definition

absolute location

description of place by geographic coordinates

adaptation

change made in order to adjust to a situation or environment

archipelago

a chain of islands

climagraph

graphic showing the temperature and rainfall in a particular area

climate

weather conditions in a place over a long period of time

copra

dried coconut meat

coral

the skeletons of tiny creatures deposited together

ecosystem

a community of organisms and their environment

elavation

height of land above sea level

fuana

animal life

guano

accumulated bird droppings used as fertilizer

habitat

environment in which a species naturally lives

indigenous

native

marine

having to do with the seas

relative location

description of a place in terms of other places or landmarks

ridge

a long, raised mass of land

ring of fire

geologically active region around the Pacific Ocean

strait

a narrow water passage between two larger bodies of water

tributaries

rivers or streams flowing into a larger river