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Final Exam Review 3

climate usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time
current moving streams of water in world's oceans; affects climate
drought long periods of extreme dryness & water shortage
hurricane violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall
high-lattitude climate cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole & from 60 degrees south to South Pole
highland climate cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in mountains)
tropical climate warm year round extrends from equator- Tropic of Cancer & from equator to Tropic of Capricorn
mid-latitiude climate temperate climate extyend from 23 1/2 degrees north to 60 degrees north & from 23 1/2 degrees south to 60 degrees south
prevailing wind movements of air that travel around earth ina typical pattern
El Nino cause by combinations of temperature wind and water
La Nina eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs to Pacific Ocean gets cooler
dry climate dry to partially dry areas w/ little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot
typhoon name for a hurricane in Asia
tornado funnel-shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during thunderstorms
monsoon seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time
weather unpredictable changes in air that take place in short periods of time
Created by: alainahubbard