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concept 3.1-6

ecosystem

TermDefinition
Weather The condition of the sky and air outside.
Climate The average of the weather over the years.
Precipitation Water that falls from the sky in different forms as rain,sleet, hail, and snow.
Temperature How hot or cold it is.
Polar Zone/ High latitudes Very cold.
Tropics/ Low latitudes Very hot.
Temperate Zones/ Middle latitudes Between high and low latitudes.
Altitude Above sea level.
Water Cycle The movement of water from Earth's surface into the atmosphere and back.
Evaporation The process of a liquid turning in to a gas.
Intertropical Convergence Zone The area of rising air near the equator.
Tropical Cyclone An intense rain storm with strong winds.
Hurricane A cyclone that forms in the Atlantic, it causes a lot of damage.
Tornado A funnel of wind that runs 300 miles per hour.
Tropical Wet Combine hot weather and heavy rainfall year-round.
Tropical Wet and Dry A wet season in summer and a dry season in winter.
Humid Subtropical Year-round precipitation with mild winters and hot summers.
Created by: roblescynthia