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Chapter 3 World Geography
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Revolution and Tilt
Because of earth's__________ ____________, different parts of the earth receive the direct rays of the sun for more hours of the day at certain times in the year. This causes the changing seasons on the earth.
The land on the ____________ side of hills or mountains is called a rain shadow because it gets little rain from the descending dry air.
An ecosystem is an interdependent community of plants and animals. The ecosystem of a region is referred to as a ________. _________ are further divided into forest, grassland, desert, and tundra.
On average, how many hurricanes strike the eastern coast of the United States each year?
According to the map, over what body of water do most hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons develop?
What continent is least likely to be struck by a hurricane.
On average, which continent is struck by hurricanes, cyclones, or typhoons the most times per year?
Most of them strike the northern coast of Australia
What generalization is true about the cyclones that typically strike Australia?
In what year did the deadliest tornado strike the United States?
How many of the top 25 deadliest tornadoes have hit Mississippi?
Both killed 114 people
What do the two tornadoes that hit Texas have in common?
They hit within one day of each other
What is true about the tornadoes that hit Tupelo, Mississippi, and Gainesville, Georgia, in 1936?
How many of the 25 deadliest tornadoes struck in 1953?
What is a regional ecosystem called?
What type of extreme weather results from air moving across warm ocean waters?
What is another name for trees that have broad leaves?
What term identifies a flat, treeless area, such as that forming a ring around the Arctic Ocean?
What term identifies a dry, desert region containing drought-resistant vegetation?
What deadly form of weather contains a funnel-shaped column of spiraling air?
What term is used to identify the land on the side of a mountain or hill that receives little precipitation due to the lack of moist air?
What is another name for needle leaf trees?
What term is used to identify weather conditions at a particular location over a long period of time?
What is a flat, grassy, mostly treeless plain in the tropical grassland called?
The day on which the sun is at its farthest north or farthest south latitude
When the day and night are the same length; happens twice a year
The atmosphere at a particular location and time
Weather at a particular location over a long period of time
Water droplets falling in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail
Hurricane in Asia
A heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour
A long period without rain or with very minimal rainfall
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