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Land/climate vocab

Unit One Vocab

Bay part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,generally smaller than a gulf
Channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway
Highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in themountains)
High-latitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees south to the south pole
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator to the tropic of cancer (23 1/2 degrees north) and the tropic of capricorn (23 1/2 degrees south)
Midlatitude climate temperate climate (think seasons) etend from 23 1/2 degress north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern
El nino caused by the combination of temperature wind and water formed when cold winds from the north are weak Paccific ocean gets warmer occurs every 3 years
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of el nino occurs-Pacific Ocean gets cooler
elevation height of land above sea level
gulf part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay
harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
lake a sizable inland body of water
Island land area, smaller than a continent surrounded by water
river large natural stream of water that runs through the land
ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
plateau area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300 to 3000 feet high
peninsula body of land jutting intoa lake or ocean surrounded on three sides by water
plains aree of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
valley area of low land between hills or mountains
volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
mountain land with steep sides that rises sharply (100 feet or more) from surrounding land; generally larger and more rugged than a hill
mountain range a series of connected mountains
sea large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
tropics low-latitude region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn
typhoon name for hurricane in asia
hurricane eviolent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains
tornado funnel shaped windstorm that sometimes forms during a severe thunderstorm
dry climate drt or partially dry areas that recieve little or no rainfall
climate usual, predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the world's oceans which afgfect the climate of land areas
drought long period of extreme drness and water shortages
landforms individual features of land
weather unpredictable changes in the air that take place over a short period of tiem
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for moths at atime
physical feature characteristic of a place occuring naturally, suchg as a landform body of water climate pattern or resource
Created by: anthonyuzz