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Exam review 2 and 3

chapter 2 and 3

TermDefinition
bay part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline
channel wide atrait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to eachother
current usual predictible pattern of weather over a long period of time
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation hight above sea level
landform individual features of land
gulf part of a large body of water that extends inland; larger than a bay
harbor a sheltered place long a shoreline where ships anchor safely
hurricane wiolent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
island land completely surrounded by water
lake a sizeable inland body of water
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 (like high up in the mountains)
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator to the tropic of Cancer(23 1/2 degrees north)and from the equator to the tropic of Capricorn
mid-latitude climate temperate climate (think seasons) extend from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around in the earth in a typical pattern
El Nino caused by the combination of temperature wind and water
Created by: torielisabeth123