the condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place
weather conditions in a region over a long time
measurement of heat
the process in which Earth's atmosphere traps heat energy
the process in which Earth grows warmer over a period of time
winds around centers of low atmospheric pressure
winds that blow in the same direction most of the time
areas with no prevailing winds
zone of contact between two air masses of widely different temperatures or moisture level
process by which liquid changes to gas
the amount of water vapor in the air
the process by which water vapor changes from a gas into liquid droplets
cooling effect that occurs wen air is forced to rise over a mountain, resulting in a weather windward side and a drier leeward side
a drier area on the leeward side of a mountain range
violent twisting spirals of air
the most powerful and destructive tropical cyclones
the term for hurricanes in the western Pacific Ocean
communities of plants and animals
a wind system in which winds reverse direction and cause seasons of wet and dry weather
areas of tropical grasslands, scattered trees, and shrubs
forests made up of trees that lose their leaves during part of the year
forests of cone-bearing evergreen trees
permanently frozen soil below the ground's surface
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