northern, or of the arctic.
The prevailing conditions of the temperature and precipitation.
Evergreens-trees of shrubs bearing cones.
5. Continental Climate
a climate type that develops away from the influence of oceans. The temperature range tends to be large and precipitation is low.
trees that shed their leaves annually.
an area of soil or silt deposits built up at the mouth of a river.
to wear down the surface of the earth.
a steep cliff formed by erosion or faulting.
movement along a crack (fault) or cracks in the earths crust.
11. Fold mountains
Mountains created by the bending of rock layers.
the usual shape of a tornado; a tube of winds spiraling at high speeds.
land being covered with thick moving ice.
14. Maritime climate
a climate that is strongly influenced by the closeness of a large body of water. The annual temperature range tends to be small and precipitation is high.
low land that is flooded in wet weather and almost always wet.
a level bog or swamp found in Canada.
a flat area at a high elevation.
shadow- area on the leeward slope of mountains, with little precipitation.
an area with similar characteristics.
20. Rift valley
a valley created when the portion of land between two faults (cracks in the earths crust) drops down.
The type of rock formed by the erosion of other rocks, after this loose material has hardened.
a place in which liquid collects.
wet spongy land.
to do with the structure of the earths crust.
climate that has warm summers and cool winters.
the shape of the land.
a brief, but very destructive storm characterized by a wind funnel.
northernmost vegetation region found in areas too cold for trees to grow. Bushes, grasses, mosses, and similar plants dominate.
plants that grow naturally in an area.
30. Volcanic mountains
mountains created by breaks in the earths crust.
A mass of fluid or air that whirls in a rotary direction.