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climate

the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

weather

the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

el nino

(oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time, (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time

catastrophic event

powerful, dramatic forces that have a major effect on our planet and all living things on Earth.

rain shadow

an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it

ice cores

pieces of ice used to track earths past weather

water cycle

the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back

tree rings

date lines that determine the age of a tree

coriolis effect

(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation

proximity

the property of being close together, the property of being close together

atmosphere

a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

intensity

chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue

particulates

Small particles of dust released into the atmosphere by many natural processes and human activities

sun angle

Angle formed between sunlight approaching the earth's surface and the surface itself

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