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Ch. 2 vocabulary

1.weather the condition of the bottom layer of the earths atmosphere in one place over a short period of time
2.climate the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
3.rotation the spinning motion of the earth, like a top on its axis, as it travels through space
4. revolution one complete orbit of the earth around the sun. the earth completes one revolution every 365 1/4 days, or one year.
5. solstice either of the two times a year when the sun appears directly over head at the Tropics of cancer and capricorn
6.equinox either of the two times each year when day and night are of nearly equal length everywhere on the earth
7. precipitation all the forms of water that fall to earth from the atmosphere, including rain and snow.
8. fronts The boundary between two masses of air that differ in density or temperature.
9. continental climate The type of climate found in great central areas of continents in the Northern hemisphere; characterized by cold, snowy winters and warm or hot summers.
10.ecosystem The interaction of plant life, animal life, and the physical environment in which they live.
11. biome The term used to describe a major type of ecosystem that can be found in various regions throughout the world.
12.deciduous Leaf shedding: a type of tree that shed its leaves during one season.
13.coniferous Cone bearing: a type of tree able to survive long, cold winters, with long, thin needles rather than leaves.
14.chaparral a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates; small evergreen trees and low bushes, or scrubs.
15.savanna A tropical grassland with scattered trees, located in the warm lands nearest the equator.
16. herbivore A plant eating animal
17. carnivore a meat eating animal
18. prairie A temperature grassland characterized by a great variety of grasses
19. tundra A region where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow
20. permafrost A layer of soil just below the earths surface that stays permanently frozen.
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