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FinalExamReviewIII

Chapter 3 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
climate usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the worlds oceans; affects climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
high-latitude climate cold climate lies 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
mid-latitude temperature climate extend from 231/2degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 231/2degrees south to 60degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in typical pattern
El Nino caused by the combination of temperature wind and water
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific Ocean gets cooler
dry climate dry to partially dry areas with little or no rain
typhoon name for hurricane in Asia
tornado funnel-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during thunderstorms
tropics low latitude region between the tropic and cancer and the tropic of 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
Created by: alexistaylor25