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Ch. 11 Sect. 1 Vocab

Russia & the Eurasian Republics Geography & History

TermDefinition
landmass a very large area of land
steppe a very large plain of dry grassland
permafrost permanently frozen ground
tundra flat treeless land found in arctic and subarctic regions
taiga the large forest area that stretches through northern Russia, Canada, and other northern countries
nonrenewable fossil fuel a source of energy such as oil, natural gas or coal that is in limited supply
peat the material from very old decayed plants that burns like coal
hydroelectric power a source of energy that uses flowing water to produce electricity
methane a colorless, odorless, natural gas released from carbon
greenhouse gas a gas that traps the sun's heat over Earth
semiarid somewhat dry, with very little rainfall
arid very dry, having almost no rainfall
pesticide a chemical that kills harmful insects and weeds
Created by: ltandbob