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Ch 5.2

Ch 5.2 Climate Regions

TermDefinition
rain forest climate zone that receives at least 2m of rain per year, located mostly on the tropical wet climate zone
steppe a prairie or grassland found in semiarid regions
savanna grassland located close to the equator that may include shrubs and small trees and receives as much as 120 cm of precipitation a year
desert a dry climate region that receives on average less than 25cm of rain a year
humid subtropic a wet and warm climate found on the edges of the tropics
subarctic climate zone that lies north of the humid continental climates
permafrost permanently frozen soil found in the tundra
tundra an extremely cold and dry climate region characterized by short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters
Created by: lrlong