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Chapter 3

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Weather
Condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
Climate
Weather conditions in a geographic region over a long time.
Temperature
Measurement of heat.
Greenhouse Effect
Earths atmosphere traps heat energy in a process called __________.
Global Warming
Earth getting warmer in recent decades.
Cyclones
Centers of low pressures.
Prevailing Winds
Winds that blow from the same direction most of the time.
Doldrums
Zone along equator is calm with no prevailing winds.
Front
Occurs when two air masses of widely different temperatures or moisture levels.
Evaporation
Process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas.
Humidity
amount of water vapor in the air.
Condensation
a process by which water vapor changes from gas into liquid droplets.
Orographic Effect
Occurs when moist air pushes against a mountain.
Rain Shadow
air that moves down the leeward side, it warms and dries.
Tornadoes
Spirals of air affect fairly small areas, and destroy anything in path.
Hurricanes
Most powerful and destructive tropical cyclones.
Typhoons
can create dangerously high waves.
Ecosystems
worlds climates supports a variety of ____________.
Monsoon
wind system , in which winds completely reverse direction and cause seasons of wet and dry weather.
Savannas
Areas that are areas of tropical grasslands, scattered trees, and shrubs.
Arid
Dry.
Deciduous Forests
Forests that can be divided into 2 main types.
Coniferous Forests
Trees that remain green all year.
Permafrost
Permanently frozen soil.