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Climate 5.1

Quiz science

TermDefinition
leeward the side of a mountain that faces oncoming wind.
polar zones areas that extend from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and south latitudes
climate the average year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds
windward the side of a mountain that faces oncoming wind
tropical zone an area near the equator that receives direct sunlight all year round
marine climate a moderate climate affected by winds off the ocean
temperate zones areas located from about 23.5 degrees to 66.5 degrees north and south latitudes
monsoon sea and land breezes over a large region that change directions with the seasons
Continental climate a climate that is not warmed or cooled by the ocean.
Why are some places on Earth warm and others are cold? Temperature is affected by four factors --latitude, altitude, distance from larges bodies of water, and ocean currents
How do prevailing winds affect the precipitation an area experiences? Winds move air mass from one place to another. Depending on where they come from they can have more or less water vapor in them.
Created by: ldillon