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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 presictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the world's ocean's ;affect climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation height above sea level
landform individual of the land
gulf part of a large body of water that enstends inland; larger than a bay
harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where shipscan anchor safely
hurricane violent 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 form 60 degrees south to the South pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation
tropical climate 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 Capricorn (23 1/2 degrees south)
mid-latitude climate temperate climate exend from 231 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movement of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern
El Nino caused by the combination of tempeture wind and water. formed when cold winds from the north are weak. pacific oceans gets warmer. occurs every 3 years
La Nina eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-pacific ocean get cooler
dry climate dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; tempetures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoon name for a hurricane in Asia
tornado funnel-shaped windstorm;sometimees forms during a thunderstorm
tropics low latitude region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capircorn
mountain land with steep sides that rise sharply (1,000 ft or more) from surrounding land
moutanin range a series of connected mountains
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
weather unpredictable changes in thes air that takes place in a short period of time
peninsula body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides of water
plain area of low land at low elevation usually 300-3,000 ft high
plateau flat or rolling land at low elevation; coveres with grass
physical feature characteristics of a plane-naturally occuring like landforms climate and resources
river large natural stream of water that runs through land
sea large body of water partially or completing surrounding by land
straight narrow strech of water joining 2 larger bodies of water
ocean 1 of the 4 major bodies of water that surround continents
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