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TermDefinition
bay part of a large body of water the extends into the shoreline
channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that line close to each other
climate usual predicatble patterns of water over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affects climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation height above sea level
landform individual features of the land
gulf part of a large body of water that exstends inland; larger then a bay
harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
hurricane viotent tropical storm with high 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 south of the South pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountians)
tropical cimate warm year round extends from the equator to the Tropic of Cancer (23 1/2 degrees north) and from the equator to the Tropic of Capicorn (23 1/2 degrees south)
mid-latitude climate temperate climate (think seasons) extand from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern
El Nino caused by the combination of temperature wind and water formed when cold winds from the north are weak pacific ocean gets warmer occurs every three years
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