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GA's Land & Climate

17 words (set 1)

TermDefinition
fault a break in Earth's crust
drought a prolonged period of dry weather
swamp low, sometimes spongy land, usually covered in water
Fall Line point where hilly land meets the Coastal Plain
tornado rotating funnel-shaped column of air that reaches down to the ground from storm clouds
precipitation rain, snow, sleet, or hail
barrier island these protect the mainland from strong winds and waves
erosion wearing away
climate average weather and patterns of weather of a region over a long period of time
estuary wide part of the river where its current meets the tidal ebbs and flows
aquifer natural underground storage tank
marsh low-lying wet areas that often have grasses growing in them
weather day-to-day conditions and changes in the atmosphere
elevation height above sea level
hurricane large area of wind rotating around a calm center with heavy rain
region area with common characteristics
wetland low-lying area where water lies close to the surface
Created by: tbosworth