either of two times of the year when the sun's rays shine directly overheard at noon at the furthest points north or south, and that mark the beginning of summer and winter; in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice is the longest day and the winter solstice the shortest day.
Each of the two days in a year on which day and night are equal in length; marks the beginning of spring and autumn.
The condition of the atmosphere at a particular location and time.
The typical weather conditions at a particular location as observed over time.
Falling water droplets in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail.
6. Rain Shadow:
The land on the leeward side of hills or mountains that gets little rain from the descending dry air.
A storm that forms over warm, tropical ocean waters.
A tropical storm, like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific.
A powerful funnel-shaped column of spiraling air.
A heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour and reduced visibility of less than one-quarter mile.
A long period without rain or with very minimal rainfall.
The transfer of heat in the atmosphere by upward motion of the air
13. El Nino:
A weather pattern created by the warming of the waters off the west coast of South America, which pushes warm water and heavy rains toward the Americas and produces drought conditions in Australia and Asia.
14. Greenhouse Effect:
The layer of gases released by the burning of coal and petroleum that traps solar energy, causing global temperature to increase.
The flat treeless lands forming a ring around the Arctic Ocean; the climate region of the Arctic Ocean.
Permanently frozen ground.
The way people produce and exchange goods.
A regional ecosystem.
A named characteristic of broad leaf trees, such as maple, oak birch, and cottonwood.
20. Rain Forest:
A forest region located in the Tropical Zone with a heavy concentration of different species of broad leaf trees.
Another word for needle leaf trees.
The term for the flat, grassy, mostly treeless plains in the tropical grassland region.
The term used for the temperate grassland region in the Northern Hemisphere.