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Ch 5.1

Ch 5.1 Climate & Climate Change

TermDefinition
climate the average year-after -year condition of temperature, precipitation, wind, and clouds in an area
tropical zone the area near the equator, between 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south latitude; it receives direct or nearly direct sunlight all year, making climate there warm
polar zone the area near the poles, from 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees south; the sun strikes at a lower angle, making he climate cold all year
temperate zone the area between the polar and tropical zones; climate varies between warm in the summer to cold in the winter
marine climate the climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm winters and cool summers
continental climate the climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers
windward the side of a mountain range that faces the oncoming wind
leeward the side of a mountain range that faces away from the oncoming wind
monsoon sea or land breeze over a large region that changes direction with the seasons
Created by: lrlong