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powerful, dramatic forces that have a major effect on our planet and all living things on Earth.
Area on the leeward slope of mountain range where percipitation is greatly reduced compared to the wind ward slope on the other side.
the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
(oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
tree growth is influenced by climate conditions, patterns in tree rings and isotopic composition of materin within each ring reflect variations in past climate
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