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Final Exam Review 3

Chap3Vocab

TermDefinition
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
La Nina formed when cold winds from the north are weak. pacific ocean gets warmer. occurs every 3 years
Dry Climate dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot
Typhoon name for a hurricane in Asia
Tornado funnel-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunderstorm
Tropics low latitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
Mountain land with steep sides that rise sharply (1,000ft or more) from surrounding land
Mountain Range a series of connected mountains
Monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent of a long period of time
Weather unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time
Peninsula body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides by water
Plain area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass
Plateau flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-3000 ft high
Physical Feature characteristics of a place -naturally occurring like landforms, climate,resources
River large natural stream of water that runs through land
Sea large body of water partially or completely surrounded by land
Strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
Ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the contients
Volcano moutain created as liquid rock and ash erupts from inside the earth
Valley area of lowland between hills and mountains
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