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17 terms
Climate Change
Climate
Marine Climates
Continental Climates
Seasons
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
the climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm win…
the climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters a…
are the periods of the year that are distinguished by special…
Climate
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
Marine Climates
the climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm win…
20 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
Temperate Zone
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Areas near the poles; extend from 66.5 to 90 north and 66.5 t…
Area between the tropical and the polar zone.
Climate
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
Tropical Zone
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
66 terms
Climate Change Terms
Aerosols
Albedo
Alluvial fan
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillations (AMO)
Small particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere that can…
The amount of solar radiation reflected from an object or sur…
Thick fluvial (river) deposits associated with rising mountai…
Long-duration sea surface temperature changes with cool and w…
Aerosols
Small particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere that can…
Albedo
The amount of solar radiation reflected from an object or sur…
50 terms
Climate Change
enhanced greenhouse effect
albedo
fresh snow
ocean water
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
type of surface that can reflect up to 90% of the sun's energ…
type of surface that can reflect only 5% of the sun's energy…
enhanced greenhouse effect
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
albedo
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
6 terms
Climate Change
climate change
global warming
habitat
fossil fuels
n., long term change in weather patterns around the world, su…
n., a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
n., environment, home, natural surroundings
n., energy sources from the earth, such as coal, gas, and oil…
climate change
n., long term change in weather patterns around the world, su…
global warming
n., a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
Climate & Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
A small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees north l…
The areas extending from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees nor…
climate
The average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
microclimate
A small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
26 terms
Climate Change
Global Warming
Global Warming
El Nino
Lots of Rain
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from pollution and…
A short term climate change due to changes in ocean currents…
What kind of weather does El Nino bring to California?
Global Warming
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Global Warming
Too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from pollution and…
Climate Change
weather
climate
ultraviolet radiation
infrared radiation
The condition of Earth's atmosphere including temperature, pr…
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time.
a form of invisible, high energy radiation emitted by the Sun…
a form of invisible, low energy radiation that is emitted by…
weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere including temperature, pr…
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time.
12 terms
Climate Change
fluctuation
greenhouse effect
global warming
climate change
Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or de…
the natural warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Ea…
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
A change in temperature, precipitation, or wind of a region,…
fluctuation
Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or de…
greenhouse effect
the natural warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Ea…
20 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
Temperate Zone
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Areas near the poles; extend from 66.5 to 90 north and 66.5 t…
Area between the tropical and the polar zone.
Climate
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
Tropical Zone
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
30 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
30 terms
Climate Change
weather
climate
polar
temperate
day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, including tempe…
long-term average of weather in an area
dry, cold climate zone above 60 degree latitude
seasonably variable climate zone between 40 and 60 degrees la…
weather
day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, including tempe…
climate
long-term average of weather in an area
18 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
continental climate
precipitation and temperatures
semiarid climate
Average year-to-year conditions of temperature and precipitat…
A climate with hot summers and cold winters found only in the…
Climates are classified according to two major factors
The Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains have a
climate
Average year-to-year conditions of temperature and precipitat…
continental climate
A climate with hot summers and cold winters found only in the…
50 terms
Climate Change
enhanced greenhouse effect
albedo
fresh snow
ocean water
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
type of surface that can reflect up to 90% of the sun's energ…
type of surface that can reflect only 5% of the sun's energy…
enhanced greenhouse effect
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
albedo
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
32 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
20 terms
Climate Change
Climate Change
Global Warming
El Nino
Lots of Rain
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from b…
A short term climate change due to changes in ocean currents…
What kind of weather does El Nino bring to California?
Climate Change
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Global Warming
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from b…
27 terms
Climate and Climate Change-Chapter 4
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
Chapter 9 Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and…
climate
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
14 terms
Science Climate and Climate Change
Fast vs. Slow Carbon Cycle
Earths heat Budget
Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Gasses
...
A heat budget is the perfect balance between incoming heat ab…
The absorption of infrared radiation by greenhouse gases make…
CO2, Methane, and Water Vapor... Gasses that absorb the infrared…
Fast vs. Slow Carbon Cycle
...
Earths heat Budget
A heat budget is the perfect balance between incoming heat ab…
23 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocab
climate
tropical zone
polar zone
temperate zone
refers to the average, year after year conditions of temperat…
is the area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees nort…
extends from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 66.5…
between the tropical zones and the polar zones.
climate
refers to the average, year after year conditions of temperat…
tropical zone
is the area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees nort…
43 terms
Atmosphere and Climate: Climate Change
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Cryosphere
Gasses.
Oceans, large bodies of water.
Plate tectonics, orogeny.
Glaciers, ice sheets, snow cover.
Atmosphere
Gasses.
Hydrosphere
Oceans, large bodies of water.
7 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
El Niño
temperate
ice age
the overall average weather of a given area
changes to the climate based on a periodic warming of the oce…
relating to events between 30° north and 60° north, or 30° so…
a period of extreme global cooling, in which ice sheets cover…
climate
the overall average weather of a given area
El Niño
changes to the climate based on a periodic warming of the oce…
28 terms
Science Climate and Climate Change
Fast vs. Slow Carbon Cycle
Earth's Heat Budget
Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse gases (CO2, Methane, Water…
S: Through a series of chemical reactions and tectonic activi…
how the earth gains and loses heat
-The absorption of infrared radiation by greenhouse gases mak…
a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing…
Fast vs. Slow Carbon Cycle
S: Through a series of chemical reactions and tectonic activi…
Earth's Heat Budget
how the earth gains and loses heat
50 terms
Climate Change
enhanced greenhouse effect
albedo
fresh snow
ocean water
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
type of surface that can reflect up to 90% of the sun's energ…
type of surface that can reflect only 5% of the sun's energy…
enhanced greenhouse effect
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
albedo
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
24 terms
Climate and Climate Change
Climate
Microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
average, year after year conditions of temperature, precipita…
small area with climate conditions that differ from those aro…
area near the equator, between 23.5 N and 23.5 S
extend from about 66.5 N to 90N and 66.5 S to 90S
Climate
average, year after year conditions of temperature, precipita…
Microclimate
small area with climate conditions that differ from those aro…
11 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
global warming
climate change
glacier
the average temperature and rain in a given area
average global temperatures are increasing
Earth's climates are gradually shifting and becoming more hot…
a large piece of ice that has been frozen solid for many years
climate
the average temperature and rain in a given area
global warming
average global temperatures are increasing
22 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
the area near the equator between about 23.5 degrees north an…
the areas near both poles, from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degr…
climate
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
microclimate
climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
57 terms
Climate and Climate Change
Climate
Microclimate
Latitude
Tropical Zone
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
climate in a specific area that varies from the surrounding c…
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
warm climate zone that receives direct or nearly direct sunli…
Climate
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
Microclimate
climate in a specific area that varies from the surrounding c…
13 terms
Climate and Climate Change
Global warming
Fossil Fuels
Methane CH4
Water Vapor H2O
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological…
Deep sea vents are a natural source of this gas, and increasi…
invisible gas in atmosphere
Global warming
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Fossil Fuels
A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological…
64 terms
Science: Climate and climate change
Weather
Climate
Factors that create climate zones
The amount of radiation given off by t…
Conditions of atmosphere at a particular time and place, for…
Long-term average of weather ( averaged over 30 years)
-sun... -volcanic eruptions... -elevation... -large bodies of water... -W…
Varies
Weather
Conditions of atmosphere at a particular time and place, for…
Climate
Long-term average of weather ( averaged over 30 years)
23 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
Average weather of a particular area over a long period of ti…
Climate within a small area that differs significantly from t…
near the equator, between 23.5 degrees North and 23.5 degrees…
Cold areas where the suns rays strike the earth at a very low…
climate
Average weather of a particular area over a long period of ti…
microclimate
Climate within a small area that differs significantly from t…
20 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
Temperate Zone
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Areas near the poles; extend from 66.5 to 90 north and 66.5 t…
Area between the tropical and the polar zone.
Climate
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
Tropical Zone
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
climate conditions within a small area
the area near the equator
areas near both poles
climate
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
microclimate
climate conditions within a small area
7 terms
Climate and Climate Change
weather
climate
climate change
What is causing climate change?
current/"short-term" condition of Eath's atmosphere at a part…
average year-after-year condition if temperatures, precipitat…
increase in average global temperatures; leads to changes in…
CO2 (carbon dioxide) released by people burning fossil fuel i…
weather
current/"short-term" condition of Eath's atmosphere at a part…
climate
average year-after-year condition if temperatures, precipitat…
24 terms
Climate And Climate Change
Climate
What Factors Affect Temp?
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Latitude, Altitude, Ocean Currents
A climate zone near the equator characterized by warm tempera…
cold climate zone where the sun's rays strike Earth at a very…
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
What Factors Affect Temp?
Latitude, Altitude, Ocean Currents
11 terms
Climate and Climate Change
Climate
Weather
Convection Currents
Atmosphere
The average year-after- year conditions of temperature, preci…
The condition Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and pla…
The movement of a fluid (like water or air), caused by differ…
The mixture of gasses that surrounds the Earth.
Climate
The average year-after- year conditions of temperature, preci…
Weather
The condition Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and pla…
Climate Change
climate change
global warming
habitat
fossil fuels
n., long term change in weather patterns around the world, su…
n., a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
n., environment, home, natural surroundings
n., energy sources from the earth, such as coal, gas, and oil…
climate change
n., long term change in weather patterns around the world, su…
global warming
n., a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
the average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
climate conditions in a small area that differ from those in…
the area near the equator, between 23.5 degrees north latitud…
The areas near both poles about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees no…
climate
the average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitati…
microclimate
climate conditions in a small area that differ from those in…
Climate and Climate Change
Define climate
what two factors are most often used t…
How does latitude affect temperature?
How does altitude affect temperature?
The average year after year conditions in an area.This takes…
Latitude -In general areas that are nearer to the equator hav…
Latitude -In general areas that are nearer to the equator hav…
Altitude- Places that are located at high altitudes have cold…
Define climate
The average year after year conditions in an area.This takes…
what two factors are most often used t…
Latitude -In general areas that are nearer to the equator hav…
23 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
tropical zone
polar zone
temperate zone
the average annual conditions of precipitation, temperature,…
the area near the equator
the area near both poles
the area between the tropic and polar zones
climate
the average annual conditions of precipitation, temperature,…
tropical zone
the area near the equator
17 terms
Climate and Climate Change
weather
climate
topography
elevation
condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
describes the weather conditions in an area over a long perio…
A description of surface features of land.
refers to the height of an area above sea level
weather
condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
climate
describes the weather conditions in an area over a long perio…
68 terms
Climate and Climate Change
CFC
CFC
Climate
30
Hydrocarbons in some or all of the hydrogen atoms are replace…
Chlorofluorocarbons
long-term prevailing weather conditions at a particular place
Average amount of years to determine the climate of a certain…
CFC
Hydrocarbons in some or all of the hydrogen atoms are replace…
CFC
Chlorofluorocarbons
9 terms
Climate and Climate Change
What is climate?
What are two things that can describe…
Describe one natural cause of climate…
Describe one cause of climate change b…
The weather happening in an area
1. Rainfall... 2. Temperature
Ocean currents, volcanic eruptions, earth orbital changes, so…
Deforestation, burning fossil fuels and methane
What is climate?
The weather happening in an area
What are two things that can describe…
1. Rainfall... 2. Temperature
Climate and Climate Change
Climate
Weather
Latitude
Angle of Insolation
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Short term fluctuations (days, weeks) in temperature, precipi…
East-west lines parallel to the equator used to measure dista…
the angle at which the sun's rays strike earth.
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Weather
Short term fluctuations (days, weeks) in temperature, precipi…
20 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
Temperate Zone
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Areas near the poles; extend from 66.5 to 90 north and 66.5 t…
Area between the tropical and the polar zone.
Climate
Refers to the average, year-after-year conditions of temperat…
Tropical Zone
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 north latitude…
Climate and Climate Change Junkermeier
latitude
temperature
biome
climate
The numbering system used to indicate the location of paralle…
A measure of how hot or cold something is.
A group of land ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
The average annual conditions of temperature, precipitation,…
latitude
The numbering system used to indicate the location of paralle…
temperature
A measure of how hot or cold something is.
25 terms
Climate and Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Climate within a small area that differs significantly from t…
Warm climate zone that receives direct or nearly direct sunli…
Cold climate zone where the sun's rays strike Earth at a very…
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
microclimate
Climate within a small area that differs significantly from t…
20 terms
Climate and climate change
Climate
Tropical zone
Polar zone
Temperate zones
The average , year-after-year conditions of temperature, prec…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5° north latitude…
The area near both poles, from about 66.5° to 90 north and 66…
The area between the tropical and polar zones, from about 23.…
Climate
The average , year-after-year conditions of temperature, prec…
Tropical zone
The area near the equator, between about 23.5° north latitude…
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