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Climate Regions

TermDefinition
weather changes in temperature, wind speed and direction, and air moisture that take place over a short period of time
climate pattern of weather that takes place in an area over many years
prevailing wind wind patterns that are similar over time
current steadily flowing stream of water in the ocean
El Nino weather phenomenon marked by very heavy rains in western South America, often causing flooding; reduced rainfall in Southern Asia, Australia, and Africa, and severe storms in North America
La Nina weather phenomenon marked by unusually cool waters in the eastern Pacific and low amounts of rainfall there and heavier rains - and a greater chance of typhoons - in the western Pacific
local wind wind pattern typical of a small area
rain shadow effect of mountains that blocks rain from reaching interior regions
climate zone areas that have similar patterns of temperature and rainfall, and may have similar vegetation
biome area that includes particular kinds of plants and animals adapted to conditions there
urban climate weather patterns in cities, including higher temperatures and distinct wind patterns, as compared to nearby rural areas
distribute to spread out
alter to change
Created by: akennon