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Climate

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Climate The average conditions of temperature and precipitation in an area.
Temperate Zones Climate zones lying between 23.5 degrees and 66.5 degrees north and south latitude.
Rain forests Forests in which heavy rain falls all year.
Savannas Tropical grasslands found in the tropical wet-and-dry region.
Deserts Regions that receive less than 25 cm of rain annually.
Temperate Marine Climates found along the coasts of continents that have mild winters.
Tundra A polar climate with short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters.
Highlands A cool climate found at the top of mountains and surrounded by other climate regions.
Leeward The side of a mountain range in the rain shadow.
Greenhouse effect The trapping of heat from the sun by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Ice ages Cold periods in which large parts of Earth's surface were covered with sheets of ice.
Global warming The gradual increase in the temperature of the atmosphere.
Created by: sikkwl