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Ch.2 Vocabularry56

TermDefinition
weather the condition of the bottom layer of the earth`s atmosphere in one place over time
climate the type of climate found in the great central areas of continents in northern hemisphere,characterized by cold,snowy winters and warn or hot summers.
rotation the spinning motion of the earth,like a top on its axis,as it travels through space.
revolution one complete orbit of the earth around the sun, the earth
solstice Either of the two times a year when the sun Spears directly overhead at the tropics of Cancer and capricorn
equinox Either of the two times a year (spring and fall) when day and night are nearly equal length every day
precepitation all the forms of water that fall to the earth from the atmosphere, including rain and snow.
front the boundary between two masses
continental climate
ecosystem the term used to describe a major type of ecosystem. that can be found in various regions thorougth the world
bionme
deciduous leaf,shedding a type of tree that sheds is leaves
coniferous cone-bearing;a type of tree able to survive long cold winters
chaparral a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates; small evergreen trees and low bushes, or scrub,
savanna a tropical grass land with scattered trees, located in the warm lands near the equator.
herbivore a plant eating,animal
carnivore a meat,eating,animal
prairie a temperate grassland,characterized by a great variety of grases
tundra a dry treeless plain where temperatures are always cold an only specialized plants grow
permafrost a layer of soil just below the earth surface
Created by: Victor42