Vocabulary
Earth-Sun Relationship
Factors Affecting Climate
World Climate Patterns
Misc.
100
The condition of the atmosphere in one place during a limited period of time.
What is Weather?
100
The angle of the Earth's tilt affects this?
What is Tempatures?
100
Climate follows general patterns between each _____ zone.
What is Latitude?
100
This climate has mild rainy winters/ hot, sunny summers.
What is Mediterranean Climate?
100
In a _____ climate, ocean winds bring cool summers/damp winters.
What is Marine West Coast Climate?
200
Streams of water that move through the oceans.
What is Currents?
200
The Earth completes one _______ when it travels once around the Sun.
What is Revolution?
200
Mid-Latitudes get the most _____ weather on the planet.
What is Variable Weather?
200
Tropical climates are found in the ____ ____ zone.
What is Low Latitude Zone?
200
Dry area with sparse plant life.
What is a Desert?
300
When the daylight/nighttime hours are equal in length.
What is Equinox?
300
The ____ marks the beginning of summer or winter.
What is Solstice?
300
This occurs when patterns of ocean currents/ water temperatures reverse.
What is El Nino?
300
An area where the climate is very similiar.
What is Climate Region?
300
Large/ generally tree less grassland area.
What is a Steppe?
400
Thickets of woody bushes/short trees.
What is Chaparral?
400
An increase in greenhouse gases contribute to this.
What is Global Warming?
400
Prevailing Winds blow _____ because of the Coriolis effect.
What is Diagonally?
400
These characteristics describe a _____. Variable weather patterns, seasonal changes that give rise to a variety of natural vegetation.
What is Mid-Latitude Climates?
400
This effect causes prevailing winds to blow diagonally rather than along strict north-south or east-west lines.
What is a Coriolis?
500
Types of trees that have broad leaves that change color and drop in the Autumn.
What is Deciduous Trees?
500
The _____ is the Northern most point on the Earth to receive the Suns direct rays.
What is Tropic of Cancer?
500
The _____ effect causes dry areas or deserts to develop.
What is a Rain Shadow?
500
The terms tropical, dry, mid-latitude, high latitude and highlands identify this.
What is Climate Regions?
500
It keeps heat from escaping too quickly into space.
What is Atmosphere?
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