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land and climate

unit 1 vocab

cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees south to the south pole high-latitude climate
cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountains) highland 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 capricorn (23 1/2 degrees south) tropical climate
temperate climate (think seasons) extend from 231/2degrees north to 60 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south mid-latitude
movements of air that travel atound the earth in typical pattern prevailing wind
caused by the combination or temperature wind and water. formed when cold winds from the north are weak. pacific ocean gest warmer.Occurs every 3 years El Nino
Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific ocean gets cooler La Nina
part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline bay
wide strait or waterway between two landmass that lie close to eachother channel
usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time climate
refers to or partially dry areas that recieve little or no rainfall Dry climate
seasonal wind that blows over the continent for a period of time monsoon
usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time current
long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage drought
height above sea level elevation
individual features of the land landform
part of a large body of water that enstends inland; larger than a bay gulf
a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely harbor
violent tropical strom with high winds and heavy rainfall hurricane
land completely surrounded by water island
a sizeable inland body of water lake
area or lowland between hills and moutains valley
mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth volcano
one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents ocean
narrow and stetch of water joining two larger bodies of water strait
large body of water partially or competely surrounded by land sea
large natural stream of water that runs through land river
characteristics of a place-naturally occurring like landforms, climate, resources physical feature
flat or rolling land high elevation usually 300-3,000ft high plateau
area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass plain
body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides by water peninsula
unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time weather
a seriesvof connected mountains moountain range
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