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finalexam review 2

chap 1 vocab

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
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortage
elevation hight above sea level
landform individual featuresof the land
gulf part of a large body of water that extends inland; larger than a bay
harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
hurricane violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
island land completely surtrounded by water
lake a sizeable land body of water
high-latitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the north pole and from 60 degrees south from the south pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation(like high up in the moutains)
tropical climate warm year round extends 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 degreessouth)
mid-latitude climate temperate climate(think seasons)extend from 231/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical pattern.
El Nino caused by the combination of tempature wind and water