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Geography Alive! Chapter 10 and 11 vocab
natives that have been conquered or dominated by others who come later.
farming carried out mainly to provide food for farm families, with little surplus for sale to others
customs and was of life handed down from ancestors
long term lack of rain
people who share common physical features and a cultural identity
one room house made of wood or mud brick
cutting and burning the forest to clear land for farming
workers that move from place to place to find work
A change in a way of life to suit new conditions
A large area with a particular kind of scenery
Conducting trade by exchanging goods or services instead of money
A large farm especially in hot areas
A set of actions performed as part of a ceremony.
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South America every few years. Can cause extreme weather.
Severe or unusual weather conditions:hurricanes, tornadoes, or blizzards.
The scientific study of climate and weather patterns
Great destruction or loss of life caused by natural forces rather than human actions.
A severe storm with high winds that spiral around a calm center.
Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones are examples of ___________?
The calm area at the center of a hurricane or other tropical cyclone.
The ring of thunderstorms that surrounds the eye.
A band of dense clouds that swirls around the eye wall of the hurricane.
A cluster of thunderstorms near the equator that moves with the prevailing winds.
A storm near the equator with winds moving in a circle at speeds up to 38 miles per hour
A wall of water that is pushes ashore by a storm
The systems that keep an area free of filth and germs that can cause disease.
Solid and liquid waste from homes and buildings that is carried away by sewers and drains.
the layer of air that surrounds earth
The movement, or transfer, of heat through a gas or liquid
the steady movement of air or water due to convection
to loose heat and change from vapor or gas into a liquid
A violent spinning wind storm that appears as a funnel shaped cloud.
In an area defined by 1 or more natural or cultural characteristics that sets it apart from others.
The area between the equator and the tropic of cancer and Capricorn where it is hot.
A crop that is grown to be sold rather than to be consumed by the farmers and their families.
Travel for pleasure rather than business or necessity.
Winds that usually blow in a certain direction.
It rates hurricanes on a scale from 1-5 to measure how powerful it is.