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20 terms

List 2 Vocab Chapter 1 section 3&4

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climate
the weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
tropic
an area on Earth at or near the equator
temperate
neither very hot nor very cold climate
land breeze
a night wind blowing from cool land to warmer water
sea breeze
wind blowing during daylight hours from cool water to warmer land
rain shadow
the dry area on the side of a mountain or mountain range
altitude
the distance above or below sea level
rain forest
a wet land with thick vegetation and tall trees that block out the sunlight
vegetation
plant life
natural resource
something found in nature that people can use
arid
very dry, with little rainfall
biological resource
a natural resource, such as an animal or a plant, that is or was once living
fertile soil
soil that is good for growing crops
mineral
a nonliving substance found in Earth'scrust
fossil fuel
a nonrenewable resource formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals
renewable resource
a resource, such as soil and trees, that can be replaced by nature or by people
nonrenewable resource
resources, such as coal and oil that cannot be replaced by Earth's natural processes or that are replaced slowly
conservation
the protection and wise use of natural resources
scarce
limited
recycling
the process of using materials again instead of throwing them away