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Wind systems that reverse directions thereby causing wet and dry seasons are called
Describe a middle-latitude climate?
temper climates, no extreme weathers, four distinct seasons.
Areas of tropical grasslands, scattered trees, and shrubs are called
In what climate would you expect to find temperate forests?
humid sub tropical
Mountains can influence climate through
Most temperate climates are located
is the process by which water vapor changes from a gas into liquid droplets.
The condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place is called
In what region are tornadoes commonly found?
What is a major factor in global warming?
human activity and carbon dioxide
Where are the most diverse ecosystems found?
forests tropical rain
When does the Mediterranean climate receive the most rainfall?
What happens to a hurricane when it moves inland?
it weakens from the lack of warm weather
What two factors influence the climate of a highland area?
prevailing winds and elevation
Where are the doldrums located?
low pressure areas around the equator
Low pressure usually accompanies unstable weather conditions. All centers of low pressure.
When two air masses of widely different temperatures or moisture levels meet.
slow heating of earth Caused by human activity.
permanently frozen soil
when moist air pushes against a mountain. The barrier forces the air to rise. Warm moist air blows on the mountain and the higher it goes it gets closer. the opposite side of the mountain is called leeward.
create dangerously high waves. They may produce thunderstorms and tornadoes.
The amount of water vapor in the air
Means dry. All dry climate regions have low annual rainfall. Two types are arid and semiarid.
The community of plants and animals in an area. included soil and climate.
water vapor changes from a gas into liquid droplets
Weather conditions in a geographic region over a long time.
their is extreme coldness, because its too cold and the permafrost.
Explain why no trees grow in tundra climate areas?
List four forms of precipitation
fog dew frost clouds
List four forms of condensation.
The five major types of precipitation are
rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain
Why are weather satellites useful in areas that are affected by hurricanes?
They collect data about the earths surface and atmosphere