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Science Chapter 15 Test Review
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The general conditions of temperature and precipitation in a much localized area
General conditions of temperature and precipitation in a large area
Do climates change often?
Temperature and Precipitation
The two main factors that determine the climate of the region
The distance between sea level
This happens to the temperature as the elevation increases
The distance north and south of the equator
Northward or Southward
If you were a plane and you wanted to change latitude, which way would you fly?
Cools and holds less water
What does warm air do as it rises?
Slow drifting of continents
What could cause the earth major climate changes?
Times when the Earth warms up
A state that has a cold ocean current
The side of the mountain that is dry
The side of the mountain that has a wet climate
The zone that has the coldest temperatures; 66.5- 90 degrees)
The zone with the highest amount of precipitation (0-23.5 degrees)
The "neutral" zone (23.5-66.5 degrees)
The latitude at which ice caps remain frozen throughout the year
The latitudes that receive less direct radiation from the sun
0 Degrees (Equator)
The latitude with the hottest climate
What the tropical climate zone is known for
What the warm, moist air from the west is going to do as it rises up the western side of the mountain
2 Polar, 2 Temperate, 1 Tropical
The amount of zones there are on earth
If the wind blows to the east, what direction are they traveling?
Amount of major climates found in the U.S.
The major climate zone of the U.S.
Hawaii, Florida, Texas
States that represent tropical climate
Climate region that experiences the least amount of precipitation
State that represents the mediterranean climate
The climate found in the area located with a large landmass
State where you would experience marine west coast climate
State that represents polar climate
Marine West Coast
Climate that experiences mild winters and cool summers
Climate that experiences wet winters and dry summers
Area that is dry year-round
Tropical Rain Forest
Land biome that has the most varied plant life
The Condition that chlorofluorocarbons causes
Another name for a grassland
Plant that does well in the desert
Tropical Rain Forest
Land biome that receives, at the least, 200 cm of rain yearly
Land biome that has a cold and dry climate
Biome that has evergreen trees
Top layer of a tropical rain forest
factors affecting temperature
Altitude, distance from large bodies of water, latitude, ocean currents
factors affecting precipitation
Presence of mountains and prevailing winds
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