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worldgeography.

chapter 2 vocab

TermDefinition
weather the condition of the bottom layer of the earths atmosphere in one place over a short period of time
climate the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
rotation the spinniung 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 completes one revolution every 365 1/4 days, or one year
solstice either of the two times a year when the sun appears directly over head at the tropics of cancer and capicorn
equinox either of the two times each year spring and fall when day and night are nearly equal length everywhere on earth
precipitation all the forms of water that fall to earth from the athosphere including rain and snow
front the boundary between two masses of air that differ in density or temperature
continental a boundary or are of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward the opposite sides of a continent.
climate the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
Created by: coltonsanders