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climate by zoe

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Weather
the unpredictable changes in air that take place over a short period of time.
climate
the usual, predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time.
tropics
the low latitudes near the equater.
drought
a long period of extreme dryness.
el nino
when cold winds from the east are weak, combination of tempeture, wind and water affects in the paciffic ocean that causes heavy rains in some areas and drought in others.
la nina
pattern of unusual weather inpacific ocean that has opposite affects of el nino.
current
moving streams of water in the worlds oceans.
local wind
pattern of wind caused by landforms in a particular area
rain shadow
dry are on the inland side of coastal mountains.
greenhouse affect
buid up of certain gasses in the atmospere that, like a green house, hold more of the sun's wormth.
rain forest
dense forest that receives high amounts of rain each year.