THIS IS WORLD GEOGRAPHY

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weather

the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place

climate

Overall weather in an area over a long period of time

axis

an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles

temperature

a measure of how hot or cold something is

revolution

Earth's yearly orbit around the Sun

equinox

the time when day and night are of equal length

solstice

shortest and longest day of the year

greenhouse effect

trapping of heat by the atmosphere

global warming

a rise in average global temperatures

rain shadow

dry area found on the leeward side of a mountain range

tundra

a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line

prairie

a treeless grassy plain

oasis

a fertile place in a desert where there is water and vegetation

current

a steady flow (usually from natural causes)

natural vegetation

plant life that grows in a certain area if people have not changed the natural environment

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