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weather and cklmate

ch 2 vocab

climate the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experience over a long period of time
continental climate the type of climate found in the great central areasmof contients in the northern himisphere by cold snowy winters and warm hot summers
equinox eather of the two times each year (spring and fall) when day amd night are nearly equal length every where on earth
front the boundry between 2 masses of air that differ in a density or temp.
percipitation all forms of water that fall to earth from the atmosphere , including rain or snow
revolution the complet orbit of the earth around the sun. The earth completes pne revolution every 365 days or one year
rotation the spinning mostion of the earth like a top on its axis as it travles through space
biome a term used to describe a major type of ecosystem that can be found in a various regions through out the world
carnivore a meat eating animal
chaparral a type of natural vegitation that is adapted to mediterranean climates small evergreen trees and low bushes or scrub
coniferous cone beating a type of tree able to survive long cold winters with long then needles rether then leaves
deciduous leaf shedding a type of tree that sheds its leaves during one seasons
ecosystem the interaction and the physical envirment past the the phsyaical envirerment in which ine lives
herbivore a plant eating animal
permafrost a layer of soil just below the earths surfaces that staysbpermanently
prairie a temerate grassland characterzied by a great varitey of grasses
savanna tropical grassland with scatterd trees located in the warm lands near the equater
tundra a dry treeless plain where temperatures are always cool or cold and only speacialized plants can grow
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