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water, climate, veg.

This study stack is for Chapter 2 which looks at the water cycle, climate zones.

Water that travels from the atmosphere, to the ground, to the oceans, and back to the atmosphere. Water cycle
Water in the form of a gas. Water vapor
Water changing from a liquid into a gas. Evaporation
Changing water from a gas back into a liquid. Condensation
Rain, snow, sleet, and hail. Precipitation
Water that fills cracks and holes in the Earth's rock. Groundwater
Under ground rivers. Aquifers
Water in the four oceans. Salt water
Unpredictable changes in the air over a short period of time. Weather
Usual predictable pattern of weather over a long period of time. Climate
Area around the Equator. Tropics
Seasonal winds that blow over continents for months at a time. Monsoons
Funnel-shaped windstorms. Tornadoes
Violent tropical storms. Hurricanes
Long periods of extreme dryness. Drought
Patterns of wind caused by local landforms. Local winds
Dry area on the side of a mountain. Rain shawdow
Built up gases covering the Earth causing the temperature to rise. Greenhouse effect
Forest with thick vegetation and heavy rains. Rain forest
Hot, dry areas with grasslands and few trees. Tropical Savannah
Cool summers, wet mild winters with deciduous trees. Marine West Coast
Hot summers, mild rainy winters with short trees. Mediterranean
Short hot summers, cold long winters with heavy snow at times. Humid continental
Hot humid summers, short mild winters. Humid Sub-Tropical
Severly cold snowly winters, summer temperatures not about freezing. Sub-Arctic
Frozen deserts. Tundra
Layers of soil that stay frozen all year. permafrost
Areas frozen year round. Ice caps
Areas with less than 10 inches of rain fall a year. Desert
Partly dry grasslands on the edge of desserts. Steppe
Line at which no vegetation will grow. Timberline.
Side of a mountain that is lush, green, and recieves precipitation windward side
Created by: dsnyder