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finalexam reveiw 2

chap 1 vocab

TermDefinition
bay part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline
channel wide strait or waterway bewtween two landmasses thst lie close to each other
climate usual predicatble pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving stream of water in the worlds oceans; affects climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness andwater shortage
elevation height above sea level
landforms individual features of the land
gulf part of a body of water that exstands island; larger that a bay
harber a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor saftley
hurricane violent tropical storm with winds and heavy rainfall
island land completly surounded by water
lake a sizable island body of water
high-latitude climate cold lies for 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees south to the south pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountains)
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 north)
mid-latitude climate temperature climate (think seasons) extend from 231/2degrees 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 nimo caused by the combination of tempiture wind and water
Created by: gabby92201