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concept 3.1-6

ecosystems

TermDefinition
weather outside,condition,air,sky.
climate the average weather over the years.
precipitation water that falls to the ground, snow, rain, sleet, or hail.
temperature how hot or cold of the air.
water cycle movement of the water from earth's surface.
evaporation liquid changes to gas.
polar zones/high latitudes very cold.
tropics/low latitudes very hot.
temperate zones/middle latitudes between low and high latitudes.
altitude above sea level.
tropical cyclone rainstorm with strong wind forms over oceans in tropics.
hurricane cyclone forms over atlantic ocean, causes lots of damage.
tornado swirling funnel of wind that can reach 300 miles per hour.
intertropical convergence zone the area of rising air near the equator.
tropical wet hot temperature and heavy rainfall year round.
tropical wet and dry wet season in summer, dry season in the winter.
humid subtropical
maritime