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Vocabulary Chapter 3

Climate

TermDefinition
Climate Usual predictable pattern of weather.
Drought Extreme dryness for long periods of time.
Hurricane Violent tropical windstorm with heavy rain fall.
High lattitude climate Cold climate lies from 60 degrees to north and south pole.
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation.
tropical climate Warm year extends around from the equator to the tropic of cancer.
mid lattitude climate Temperture climate extends to 231/2 degrees
prevailing wind Movements of air that travel around the earth.
El Nino Caused by the temperture of wind and water. Formed when cold winds from the north are weak.
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and the oposite of El Nino
Dry Climate Dry to partialy cry reas with little to norain.
Typhoon Hurricane in asia
Tornado Funnel shape windstorm.
Monsoon Seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time.
Weather Changes in air that take place in a short period of time.
Created by: JacobCooper