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Chapter 3 Test Review-Climates of the Earth
Terms in this set (25)
A day on which the sun is directly over the Equator
A phenomenon that causes dry areas to develop on the leeward sides of mountain ranges
Causes winds to blow clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
Permanently frozen soil beneath the ground's surface
A dry grassland that has warm summers and harsh, cold winters
A phenomenon in which the pattern of ocean currents and water temperatures in the mid-Pacific region reverse
A day on which the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of the Capricorn
A substance such as methane or carbon dioxide that traps heat in the atmosphere
A regional ecosystem with distinct plants and animals
An extremely dry area which supports very few plants or animals
The side facing away from the wind and toward which the wind blows
The warming of Earth when solar radiation interacts with atmospheric gases
The state of the atmosphere in one place over a short period of time
The climate characterized by rain forests, such as that found in the Amazon
A name for precipitation that contains various pollutant gases
What is the equinox?
a day on which the sun is directly over the Equator
The rain shadow effect causes
dry areas to develop on the leeward sides of mountain ranges
Where do the most dramatic variations in the amount of sunlight occur?
Temperatures at higher elevations are ____ compared to temperatures at lower elevations
El Nino is a phenomenon that originates in
The Pacific Ocean
What effect does cool temperature have on air?
It causes air to sink
According to scientists, in what climate do more than half of all plant and animal species exist?
How does the Coriolis effect influence winds?
It causes them to blow clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
What is the term for the generally windless area near the Equator?
A statement that accurately describes the relationship between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn?
The Tropic of Cancer is north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
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