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Weather the short term state of the atmosphere, including temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and visibility
Climate the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
Latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator expressed in degrees
Topography the size and shape of the land surface features of the region including its relief
Elevation the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises
surface current a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the oceans surface.
sinkhole a circular depression that forms when rocks dissolves wen overlaying sediment fills an existing cavity or when the roof of an underground cavern or mine collapse
wildfire an unplanned fire in land that is undeveloped except for roads and power and other such structures.
muck fire a fire that burns rganic material in the soil
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