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TermDefinition
climate usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the world's oceans
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
high-latitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and 60 degrees south to the South Pole
hurricane violent tropical strom with high winds and heavy rainfall
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation
tropical climate warm year round extands from the equator to the Tropic of Cancer and from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn
mid-latitide temperture climate extends from 23 1/2 degress to 60 degerees north and 23 1/2 degrees to 60 degrees to the south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical patteren
El Nino Caused by the combinations of temperture wind and water
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs
dry climate dry to partially dry areas with little or no rain
typhoon name for a hurricane in Asia
tornado funnel-shaped windstrom
tropics low-latitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic or 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: Rosella123