The average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area.
A small area with climate conditions that differ from those around it.
The area near the equator receiving direct or nearly direct sunlight all year round with warm climates.
Areas with cold climates.
Area between the tropical and polar zones with weather ranging from warm to hot in the summer and cool or cold in the winter.
Climates of some coastal regions; with mildly warm winters and cool summers.
Climates found in the centers of continents; cold winters and warm or hot summers.
The side of the mountain the wind hits (or snow and rain falls on).
The land on the side of the mountain that is in a rain shadow; therefor very little precipitation falls here.
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change directions with the seasons.
Forests in which large amounts of rain fall year-round.
Tropical grasslands with wet-and-dry climates with scattered, clumps of trees.
Arid regions with dry climate and little or no rain.
Large, semi-arid areas located on the edges of deserts that get enough rainfall for short grasses and low bushes to grow. (Also called prairie or grassland)
Climates that are wet and warm, but not as constantly hot as the tropics. (Found along the edges of the tropics)
Climates that lie north of the humid continental climates; where summers are short and cool and winters are long and bitterly cold.
A polar climate region stretching across northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia; with short, cool summers followed by bitterly cold winters.
Permanently frozen layers of tundra soil that does not allow water to drain making the soil wet and boggy in the summer.
A time in the past when continental glaciers covered large parts of Earth's surface.
A dark area of gas on the surface of the sun that is cooler than the surrounding gases.
The climate event that occurs when the surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean are colder than normal.
Gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's atmosphere.
Gases in the atmosphere that trap solar energy.
A group of compounds that are the major cause of ozone depletion.