Weather patterns and conditions - without pics (set 3)
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the changes to climatic patterns over time, typically requiring hundreds or thousands of years to occur.
the uniform local climate of a small area; often found in landforms with rapidly changing altitudes, such as mountains and valleys
prevailing currents of cold, dry air that form around the Earth's poles and blow from east to west.
constant winds that are part of a long-term climate pattern instead of a short-term weather system
a climate region that forms on the side of a mountain range sheltered from the prevailing winds
hot, dry climate zones located in bands at roughly 30 north and south of the equator
prevailing winds between latitudes 30 north and 30 south that blow from east to west
a warm, humid climate zone located between 23.5 north and 23.5 south of the equator
bands of high-speed winds above Earth's surface
The pattern of the earths major surface winds
forms when cold air moves under warm air which is less dense and pushes air up (produces thunderstorms heavy rain or snow
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly rain and then are followed by warm and clear weather
differential heating effect
the way that regional temperatures on Earth vary as a result of Earth's tilt on its axis and the various amounts of energy it takes to heat different surfaces
The movement of air caused by cool air sinking and moving down the slope of a mountain.
The movement of air created by warm air rising and flowing up the slope of a mountain.
The flow of cooler air from over an ocean or lake toward land
the flow of air from land to a body of water
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