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W. Geog - Ch. 3

Ch. 3 Study Questions

weather the condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place
climate weather conditions in a region over a long time
temperature measurement of heat
greenhouse effect (global warming) the process in which Earth's atmosphere traps heat energy
cyclones winds around centers of low atmospheric pressure
front zone of contact between two air masses of widely different temperatures or moisture levels
evaporation process by which liquid changes to gas
humidity the amount of water vapor in the air
condensation the process by which water vapor changes form a gas into liquid droplets
tornadoes violent twisting spirals of air
hurricanes/typhoons the most powerful and destructive tropical cyclones
ecosystems communities of plants and animals
monsoon a wind system in which winds reverse direction and cause seasons of wet and dry weather
arid dry
permafrost permanently frozen soil below the ground's surface
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