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Chapter3

TermDefinition
climate usual predicatble pattern of weather 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
hurrican violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
high-latitude climate cold climates lie from 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
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator to the tropic of cancer and from the equator to the tropic of capricorn
mid-latitude climate temperate climate extended from 231/2 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 a tropical pattern
El nino caused by the combination of temperature wind and water formed when cold inds from the north are weak.
la nina eastern winds become strong and the opposite of el nino occurs-pacific ocean gets coolder
dry climate dry to partially dry areas little to no rain; tempuatures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoone name for a hurrican in asia
tornado funnel-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunder storm
tropics low latitude region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
weather unpredictable change in the air that take place in a short period of time
Created by: Blacknight1267