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Final exam review

cha. 3 vocab

TermDefinition
claimate usual predictable pattern of weathet over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the worlds ocean affects climate
drought lond periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
hurricane violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
high-latitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degress north to the North Pole and from 60 degress south to the south pole
tropical climate warm year round exyends from the equator to the tropic of cancer (23 1/2 ) north and from the equator to the tropic of capricorn (23 1/2) degress south)
highland climate cold climate or cool climate that varies with elevation ( like high up in the mountains)
mid-latitude climate temparate climate think seansons extend from 231/2 degress north to degress north and from 23 1/2 degress south to 60 degress south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern
el nino caused by the combination of the temperature 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 the little to no rain; tempatures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoon names for hurricanes in asia
tornado funnel shaped windstorm sometimes forms durind thunder storm
tropics low latitude region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a a continent for a lond period of time
weather unpredictable changes int he air nthat take place in a short period of time
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