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Final Exam II & III

Final Exam Review II & III

part of a large body of water tha extends into the shorline Bay
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other Channel
usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time Climate
moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affects climate Current
long periods of extreme dryness and water shortage Drought
height above sea level Elevation
individual features of land Landform
part of a large body of water that enstends inland; larger than a bay Gulf
a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely Harbor
violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall Hurricane
land completely surrounded by water Island
a sizeable inland body of water Lake
cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and 60 degrees south to the South Pole High-Latitude Climate
cool or cold climate that varies with elevation(like high up in the mountains) Highland 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 Tropical Climate
temperature climate extend from 231/3 degrees south to 60 degrees south Mid-Latitude Climate
movements of air that travel around earth in a typical pattern Prevailing Wind
Caused by the combination of temperature wind and water formed when cold winds from the North are weak. Ocean gets warmer. Occurs Every 3 years El Nino
eastern winds become strong and the opposite of El Nino occurs Pacific Ocean gets cooler La Nina
dry to partially dry areas with little to no rain; temperatures can range from very cold to very hot Dry Climate
name for a hurricane in Asia Typhoon
funnel shaped windstorm; sometimes forms during a thunderstorm Tornado
low latitude region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn Tropics
land with steep sides that rise sharply from surrounding land Mountain
a series of connected mountains Mountain Range
seasonal winds that blows over a continent for a long period of time Monsoon
unpredictable changes in the air that takes place in a short period of time Weather
body of land jutting out into a lake or an ocean surrounded on three sides of water Peninsula
area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass Plain
flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-3,000 feet high Plateau
characteristics of a place naturally occuring like landforms, climates, resources Physical Features
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