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U1 Jeopardy Quiz II

climate and weather

The condition of the atmosphere at one point on the earth's surface at agiven time weather
The average conditions of weather in a region over a period of years climate
The layers of air that surround the earth atmosphere
The depositing of moisture in the form of rain, hail, snow, sleet, or ice on the earth's surface precipitation
The amount of moisture in air humidity
The study of atmospheric conditions as they pertain to weather meteorology
The type of climate characterized by sparse rainfall, with or variable temperatures desert
Term for a hot climate, with either heavy rainfall year-round or wet summers and dry winters tropical
Term for a climate typical of the interior of continents, characterized by hot summers and cold winters, with varying amounts precipitation continental
Term for a climate of the lower latitues, where the summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and rainy Mediterranean
Term for a climate influenced by the sea, having warm summers, cooler winters, and adequate rainfall year round marine
Term for the climate type characterized by cool summers, cold winters, and light precipitation tundra
Pertaining to the side facing the wind windward
Pertaining to the side away from the wind leeward
The usual westernly winds that blow between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude, both north and south of the equator prevailing winds
Winds blowing steadily over the ocean toward the equator, from the northeast in the northern hemisphrere and the southeast in the southern hemisphere trade winds
Certain regions near the equator where the wind is very light and constantly shifting doldrum
The weight of air on the surface of the earth, which varies from place to place air pressure
A warm ocean current issuing from the gulf of Mexico and flowing northward along the eastern coast of the United States gulf stream
A cold ocean current that rises in the Artic Ocean and follows the eastern coast of Canada southward Labrador Current
The continuation of the Gulf Stream that carries warm water northeastward past the northwest coast of Europe North Atlantic (or drift) current
A cold ocean current in the Pacific Ocean that flows northward along the west coast of South America Peru (or Humboldt) current
The warm current that flows from the Pacific tropics along the east coast of Japan Japan Current
The current that carries warm water southward from the tropics along the eastern coast of South America Brazil Current
The most common storm worldwide, characterized by lightning, thunder, and usually heavy rain thunderstorm
A funnel-shaped cloud with violent winds that effect a limited area tornado
A tropical late-summer storm accompanied by high winds and heavy rain hurricane
A seasonal wind of southern Asia that brings Heavy rain from the south in summer and dry air from the north in winter monsoon
A tropical storm in southern Asia accompanied by high wind and torrential rain typhoon
A narrow band where two contrasting air masses meet, interact, and often produce stormy weather front
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