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core concept 3. 1-6


Weather the condition of the air and sky at a certain time.
Climate the average weather over time.
Percipitation water that falls to the ground as rain snow sleet or hail.
Temperature measures how hot or cold the air is.
Polar zone high latitude bitterly cold.
Tropics low latitude near the equator and its usually hot.
Temperate zone middle latitude hot summer and cold winter
Altitude a height above sea level
Water cycle is a movement of water from earths surface into the atmosphere and back.
Evaporation the process in a liquid changes into gas.
Intertropical convergence zone the are of rising air near the equator.
Tropical cyclone an intense rain storm with strong winds that forms over oceans.
Hurricane a cyclone that forms over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tornado a swirling funnel of wind that can reach 300 miles per hour.
Tropical wet and dry wet season in summer and a dry season in winter.
Humid subtropical mild winter and hot summers.
Maritime moist winds blow onshore.
Tundra bitter cold and dry climates year round.
Subarctic cool summers,and very cold winters.
Semiarid arid or very dry desert.
Deciduous tree trees that lose their leaves in the fall.
Coniferous tree trees that produce cones to carry seeds.
Savanna found in Tropical areas with dry season.
Ecosystem a group of plants and animals that depend on each other.
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