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Chapter 3 Vocab

Cilmate Usual predictable pattern of weather over a ong period of time.
Current Moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affects cilmate.
Drought Long period of extreme dryness and water shortage.
Hurricane Violent tropical storm woth high winds and heavy rainfall.
Hight-latitude cilmate Cold cilmate lie from 60 degrees north to the Nrof h Pole and from 60 degrees south to the South Pole.
Highland cilmate Cool or cold cilmate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountains).
Tropical cilmate Warm year round extends from the equator to the Tropical of Cancer (23 1/2 degrees north) and from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn (23 1/2) degrees south).
Mid-latitude cilmate Temperate cilmate extend from (23 1/2 degrees north) to 60 degrees north and from (23 /12 degrees south) to 60 degrees south.
Prevailing wind Movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical patten.
El Nino Caused by the combination of temperature wind and water formed when cold winds forms the north are weak. Pacific Ocean gets warmer.
La Nina Eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs-Pacific Ocean gets cooler.
Dry cilmate Dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot.
Typhoon Name for a hurricane in Asia.
Tornado Funnel-shaped windstorm; something forms during a thunderstorm.
Tropics Low latitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Monsoon Seasonal wind that blows over a continent for a long period of time.
Weather Unpredictable changes in the air that take place in a short period of time.
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