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climate/land vocab

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part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,generally smaller than a gulf. Bay
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway. Channel
the usual, predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time. Climate
carries warm or cool water through the worlds oceans. Current
way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs. culture
a long period of extreme dryness drought
height above sea level. elevation
combination of temperature, wind, and water effects in the Pacific Ocean that causes heavy rains in some areas and drought in others. El Nino
people who share a common culture, laungage, or history. Ethnic group
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply intended than a bay. gulf
a sheltered place along along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely harbor
violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains. hurricane
cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole and from 60 degrees south to the South Pole. High-latitude climate
body of land smaller then a continent and surrounded by water. island
individual features of the land landforms
Eastern winds become strong and the oppositeo of El Nino occurs pacific ocean gets cooler La Nina
a stablized inland body of water lake
land with steep sides that rises sharply from surrounding land; generally larger and more rugged than a hill Mountain
a series of connected mountains Mountain range
seasonal wind that blows over a continent for months at a time Monsoon
temp. climate extend from 231/2 degrees north and from 23 1/2 degree south to 60 degrees south Mid-latitude climate
one of the four major bodiers of salt water that surround the continents ocean
area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300- 3,000 ft. high plateau
body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water Peninsula
area of level land, usually at a low elevation and often covered with grasses plains
characteristic of a place occuring naturally, such as a landform, body of water, climate pattern, or resource Physical feature
movements of air that travel around the earth in a typical way Prevailing winds
large natural stream of water that runs through the land river
large body ofwater completely or partly surrounded by land. sea
narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water strait
low-0 latitude region betweem the Trapic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn Tropics
warm year round extends from the equator of the Tropic of Cancer and from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn Tropical Climate
a name for a hurricane in asia Typhoon
funnel-shaped windstorm that sometimes forms during a severe thunderstorms tornado
area of low land between hills or mountains vally
mountain created as liguid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth volcano
unpredictable changes in the air that take place over a short period of time weather
cool or cold climate that varies with elevation (like high up in the mountain) Highland Climate
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