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Emily's Final Part:2

Unit 1 Chapter 2 and 3

TermDefinition
Bay Part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline
Channel Wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other
Climate Usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
Current Moving streams of water un the worlds oceans; affects climate
Drought Long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
Elevation Height above sea level
Land form Individual features of the land
Gulf Part of a large body that extends inland; larger than a bay
Harbor A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
Hurricane Violent tropical storm with heavy winds and heavy rainfall
Island Land completely surrounded by water
Lake A sizeable inland body of water
High-Latitude Climate Cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and from 60 degrees soth to the South Pole
Highland Climate Cool or cold climate that varies with elevation; high up in the moutains
Tropical Climate Warm year round extends from the equator to the Tropic of Cancer and frim the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn
Mid-Latitude Climate Temprate climate extends from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 south to 60 degrees south
Prevailing Wind Movements of air that travels around the earth in a typical pattern
El Nino Caused by the combination of tempature wind and water. Formed when cold winds from the north are weak. Pacific Ocean gets warmer. Occurs every 3 years.
La Nina Eatern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific Ocean gets cooler
Dry Climate Dry to particially dry areas wuth little to no rain; tempatures can range from very cold to very hot
Typhoon Name for a hurricane in Asia
Tornado Funneled-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during thunder storm
Moutain Land with steep sides that rise sharply from surrounding land
Moutain Range A series of connected mountains
Monsoon Seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
Weather Unpredictable changes in the air that takes place in a short period of time
Peninsula Body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean, and surrounded by three sides, by water
Plain Area of low land at low elavation; covered with grass
Plateau Flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-30,000 ft high
Physical Feature Characteristics of a place-naturally occuring like landforms, climate, resources
River Large natural stream of water that runs through land
Sea Large body of water partically or completely surrounded by land
Strait Narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
Ocean 1 of the 4 major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
Volcano Moutain created as a liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
Valley Area of low land between hills and mountains
Tropics Low latitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
Created by: emilyml13