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Ch. 4 Climate

study for ch. 4 quiz over climate and climate change

What is the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds,and clouds in an area called? climate
What causes the seasons? the tilt of Earth's axis as it revolves around the sun
What 2 factors are used to classify climates? temperature and precipitation
What climate zones lie between 23.5 degrees and 66.5 degrees north and south latitudes? temperate zones
What climate region receives less than 25 centimeters of rain each year? desert
What climate region has permafrost, mosses, lichens, and wildflowers? tundra
What temperature zone lies between the tropical and polar zones? temperate
Because Earth's axis is ______________, the hemispheres receive different amounts of solar energy at different times. tilted
What are the tropical grasslands called that are found in the tropical wet-and-dry climate region? savannas
In what climate region do trees not grow, has short, cool summers, and bitterly cold winters? tundra
What cool climate is found at the tops of mountains and is surrounded by other climate regions? highlands
What are forests in which plenty of rain falls all year called? rain forests
What major climate region has the sub-climates of tundra and ice cap? polar
What is the gradual increase in the temperature of the atmosphere called? global warming
What in the atmosphere, like carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane, traps energy? greenhouse gases
Created by: RMSSCIENCE7.0