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What Causes Climate?
Bonnie Branch 6th Grade - 18-1 / What Causes Climate?
|climate||The average year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area|
|tropical zone||The area near the equator, between about 23.5° north latitude and 23.5 south latitude|
|polar zone||The areas near both poles, from about 66.5° to 90° north and 66.5° to 90° south latitudes|
|temperate zone||The area between the tropical and polar zones, from about 23.5° to 66.5° north and 23.5° to 66.5° south latitudes|
|marine climate||The climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm winters and cool summers|
|continental climate||The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers|
|windward||The side of the mountains that faces the oncoming wind|
|leeward||The downwind side of a mountain|
|microclimate||The climate characteristics of a small area; it may be different from the climate of the surrounding area|
|latitude||The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees|
|longitude||The distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian|