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Climate & Temp

Chapter 4 Climate

TermDefinition
climate The average, year after year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area.
microclimate Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those in the surrounding area.
tropical zone The area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees north latitude and 23.5 south latitude.
polar zone The areas near both poles, from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 66.5 to 90 degrees south latitudes.
temperate zones The areas between the tropical and polar zones.
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 a mountain range that faces the oncoming wind.
leeward The side of a mountain range that faces away from the oncoming wind.
monsoon Sea or land breeze over a large region that changes direction with the seasons.
Created by: ebrian