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FinalExamReview3

Ch3 vocab

TermDefinition
Climate usual predictable pattern 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
Hurricane violent tropical storms with high winds and heavy rainfall
High-Latitude Climate cold climate that lies from 60 degrees north to north pole and from 60 degrees south to south pole
Tropical Climate extends between tropic of cancer and capricorn
Mid-Latitude Climate temp. climate extend 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 typical patterns
El Nino caused by the combination of temp. wind and water
La Nina eastern winds become strong and the opposite of el nino occurs-pacific ocean gets cooler
Dry Climate dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temps 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 capricorn
Monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
Weather unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation
Created by: kevhallenbeck