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World Geography23

chapter 2 vocbulary

Weather The condition of the bottom layer of the earth's atmosphere in one place over a short period of time
Climate The term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
Rotation The spinning motion of the earth, like a top on its axis, as it travels through space
Revolution One complete orbit of the earth around the sun. The earth completes on revolution every 365 1/4 days, or one year.
Solstice enther of the two times a year when the sun aappears directly overhead at the tropics of cancer and capricorn
Equinox either of the two times each year when day and night are of nearly equal length everywhere on earth
Precipitation a viewpoint that is infuenced by one's own clture and experiences.
Front the boundary between two masses of air that differ in density or temperature
Continental the type of climate found in the great central areas of continents in the northern hemisphere; caracterized by cold, smowy winters and warm or ho summers
Climate the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experinces over a long period of time.
Ecosystem the interaction of plant life, animal life, and the physical environment in which they live
Biome the term used to describe a major type of ecosystem that can be found in various regions throughout the world
Deciduous Leaf-shedding; a type of tree that sheds its leaves during one season
Coniferous Cone-Bearing; a type of tree able to survive long, cold winters, with long, thin needles rather than leaves
Chaparral A type of natural vege tation tat is adapted to Mediterranean climates; small evergreen trees and low bushes,or scrub
Savanna A tropical grass land with scattered trees, located in the warm lands near the equator
Herbivore A plant eating animal
prairie the temper.grasslands of north america are
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