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APES chap 5

Vocab terms

Climate regions general pattern of atmospheric or weather conditions over a long time.
Weather areas precipitation, temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed, cloud cover, and other physical conditions.
latitude distance from equator
elevation height above sea level
green house effect natural warming effect of troposphere
biomes large terrestrial regions characterized by similar climate, soil, plants, and animals, regardless of where they are found in the world
desert an area where evaporation exceeds precipitation
grasslands occur mostly in the interiors of continents in areas too moist for deserts and too dry for forests
savanna type of tropical grassland
Arctic tundra treeless plains are biterly cold, have fridged winds, covered with ice and snow.
permafrost underground soil in which captured water stays frozen for more than @ consecutive years.
forest Contain various species of trees and smaller forms of vegetation
savanna type of tropical grassland
tropical deserts hot & dry
temperate deserts sparse vegitation with varrying heat index
polar dessert made of mostly snow and ice
greenhouse gases cause greenhouse effect
Ocean Currents Distribute heat and nutrients
chaparral borders most deserts
coastal coniferous forests found in scattered costal temperate areas
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