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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
Climate usual,predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time.
High latitude climate co;d 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 moutains)
Tropical climate Warm year round extends from the equator to the tropic of Cancer and from the equator to the tropic of Capricorn
Mid Lattitude climate temperate climate extend from 231/2degrees 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 wind occurs from the north are weak. Pacific ocean gets warmer. Occurs every 3 years.
La Nina Eastern winds become strong andthe opposite of El Nino occurs -Pacific Ocean gets cooler.
Current moving streams of water in the worlds oceans, which affect the climate of land areas
Culture way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs.
Drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortages
Dry Climate Dry or partcially dry areas that recieve little or no rainfall.
Elevation hieght of land above sea level.
Ethnic Group people who share a common culture,language,or history.
Gulf part of a large bodu of water that extends into a shortline, generally larger and more deeply intended than a bay.
Harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline were ships can anchor safely
Hurricane violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains.
Island land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water.
Lake a sizable inland body of water
Mountain Land with steep sides that rises shrply from surrounding high land;generally larger and more rugged than a hill.
Mountain Range A series of connected mountaind.
Ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surrounded the continents
Plateau area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300-300,000 feet high.
penninsula body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides by water
plain area of low elevation;and covered in grass
physical features characteristics of a place naturaully occurring like landforms,climate,resources
river large natural stream of water that runs through land.
sea rge body of water particially or completely surrounded by land
strait narrow strech of water joining two larger bodies of water.
ocean one of the four major bodies of water that surround the continent
volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
valley area of lowland between hills and mountains
typhoon name of a hurricane in Asia
tropics low lattitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
tornado funnel-shaped windstorm;sometimes forms during a thunder storm.
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