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Finalexam Review2


bay part of a large body of water that extents into the shoreline
channel wide strait or waterway between two land masses that lie close to each other
climate usual predicatble pattern of weather over a ong period of time
current moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affect climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation height above sea level
landform indivial features of the land
gulf part of a large body of water that enstends inland; larger than a bay
harbor a shetlered place along a shorelines where ships can anchor saftey
hurricane vionlent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
island land completely surrounded by water
lake a sizeable inland body of water
high-latitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and from 60 degrees south to the South Pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountain)
tropical climate warm year extends from from the equator to the Tropic of Cancer(23 1/2 degrees north) and from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn (23 1/2 degrees south)
Mid-latitude climate temperate climate (think seasons)extend from 231/2degrees north to 60 degress north and from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical parttern
El Nina Caused by the combination of temperature Formed when cold winds fromn the north are week. Pacific Ocean gets warmer. Occurs every 3 years
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific ocean gets cooler.
dry climate dryto partially dry areas with little to no rain; temeratures can range from very cold to very hot
Typhoon name for a hurricane in Asia
Tornado funnel-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunderstorm
Tropics Low latitude region between the Tropics of Cancer and the Tropics of Capricorn
Mountain land with steep sides that rise sharply (1,000ft or more)from surrounding land
Mountain range a series of connected mountains
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
weather unperdictable 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 surronded on three sides by water
plain area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass
plateau flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-3,00000ft high
physical feature Characteristics of a place-naturally occuring like landforms, climate, resources
river large natural stream of water that runs through land
sea large body of water partially or competey surrounded the contients
stait narrow stretch of water of water jioning two larger bodies of water
ocean one of 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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