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bay part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline
channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other
climate usual predicatble pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in the worlds oceans; affects climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation height above sea level
landform individual features of land
gulf part of a large body of water that extended inland; larger than a bay
harbor a shelter place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
hurricane violent tropical strom with high winds and heavy rainfall
island land completely surrounded by water
lake sizeable inland body of water
high-latitude climate cold climate lie from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and from 60 degrees south of the South Pole
highland climate cool or cold climate thta varies with elevatio (like high up in the mountains)
tropical climate warm year round extends from the equator to the tropic of cancer and from the equator to the tropic of capricorn
mid-latitude climate temperate climate extend from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the in a typical pattern
El Nino caused by thr combination of tempeturevwind and water
La Nina eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific Ocean gets colder
dry climate dry to partially dry areas wqith little to no rain; tempetures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoon name for hurricane in Asia
tornado funnel shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunderstorm
tropics low altitude region between the Tropic of Cancer
mountain land with steep sides that rise sharply (1000ft or more) from surrounding land
mountain range a series of connected mountains
monsoon series wind that blow over a contitent for a long period of time
weather unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time
peninsula body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides by water
plain area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass
plateau flat or rolling land at a high elevation usually 300-3000 ft high
physical feature characteristics of a place-naturally occuring like landforms, climate, and resources
river large natural stream of water that runs through land
sea large body of water partially or completely surrounded by land
strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the contients
volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
valley area of lowland between hills and mountains
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