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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…
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…
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…
15 terms
Climate change flashcards
Biodiversity
Biofuel
Climate Change
Cloud Forest
A large number and variety of wildlife and plants
Fuel from plants or animal waste
A long-term change in average weather conditions on earth
A type of rain forest covered by clouds
Biodiversity
A large number and variety of wildlife and plants
Biofuel
Fuel from plants or animal waste
Climate change Book Flashcards
Earth's Average temperature is based o…
Data shows that the 14 warmest years s…
How do scientists reconstruct earlier…
other evidence confirms the increase i…
Daily measurements taken at several thousand land-based meteo…
Since 1990, according to the NOAA global temps in those years…
Using indirect climate evidence in tree rings, lake and ocean…
Documented that the phenological spring in the northern hemis…
Earth's Average temperature is based o…
Daily measurements taken at several thousand land-based meteo…
Data shows that the 14 warmest years s…
Since 1990, according to the NOAA global temps in those years…
30 terms
Geology Climate Change Flashcards
Climate
Climate-change model
General Circulation Model
Global Change
The average weather conditions, along with the range of condi…
A computer-generated model designed to provide insight into h…
A numerical calculation that simulates the flow of the atmosp…
The transformations or modifications of both physical and bio…
Climate
The average weather conditions, along with the range of condi…
Climate-change model
A computer-generated model designed to provide insight into h…
Global Climate Change flashcards
In which layer of the atmosphere does…
Of the following, what material makes…
Which gaseous element comprises the gr…
How do explosive volcanic eruptions af…
Stratosphere
CaCo3
Nitrogen
Explosive volcanic eruptions lower global temperatures.
In which layer of the atmosphere does…
Stratosphere
Of the following, what material makes…
CaCo3
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 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.
29 terms
Heat transfer/Climate Change flashcards
Radiation
Conduction
Convection
1st law of thermodynamics
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or…
Energy is passed from atom to atom through direct contact
hot air rises on convection currents, circulating and creatin…
The principle of conservation of energy. Energy can be transf…
Radiation
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or…
Conduction
Energy is passed from atom to atom through direct contact
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
Climate change
the greenhouse
the greenhouse gases
the greenhouse effect
the fossil fuels
la serre
les gaz à effet de serre
l'effet de serre
les combustibles fossiles
the greenhouse
la serre
the greenhouse gases
les gaz à effet de serre
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…
Climate Change Vocabulary
Adaptation
Acclimatize
Atmosphere
Anthropogenic
the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to va…
to adjust to changes in environmental variables
The area in which all air exists; this sphere contains all of…
having to do with man, or caused by humans.
Adaptation
the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to va…
Acclimatize
to adjust to changes in environmental variables
Climate change
to be at risk
to put an end to
to choke
greenhouse effect
to be at risk
to put an end to
Climate Change
Climate
Weather
Latitude
Longitude
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
Climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Weather
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
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…
climate change
glacier
precipitation
endangered species
volcanic ash
glacier
precipitation
7 terms
Climate Change
attribute (verb)
attribute (noun)
(in someone's) interest
interest (verb)
to attach; to associate
a good or useful quality
helpful to someone, for the benefit of someone
to make someone curious; to attract
attribute (verb)
to attach; to associate
attribute (noun)
a good or useful quality
Climate change
rubbish
global warming
the melting of the ice cap
climate change
rubbish
global warming
12 terms
Climate Change
contribute
excess
vital
existence
give (something, especially money) in order to help achieve o…
too much; more than is reasonable
absolutely necessary or important; essential.
the fact or state of living or having objective reality
contribute
give (something, especially money) in order to help achieve o…
excess
too much; more than is reasonable
Climate Change
receptive skills
productive skills
plenary
discussion
receiving
...
...
...
receptive skills
receiving
productive skills
...
Climate Change
Greenhouse Effect
Precipitation
Global Warming
Glaciers Melting
The trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphe…
It is rain, snow, sleet, or hail — any kind of weather condit…
A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's…
An extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumula…
Greenhouse Effect
The trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphe…
Precipitation
It is rain, snow, sleet, or hail — any kind of weather condit…
31 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…
Climate Change
weather
atmosphere
climate
Convection current
short term conditions in the atmosphere
Thin layer of gases surrounding the Earth.
Long-term weather pattern of an area
Warm air and water rises, cold air and water sinks
weather
short term conditions in the atmosphere
atmosphere
Thin layer of gases surrounding the Earth.
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…
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…
10 terms
Climate change
weather
climate
fossil fuels
livestock
Atmospheric conditions such as temperature and precipitation…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed from the remains o…
Domesticated animals that are raised to be used on a farm or…
weather
Atmospheric conditions such as temperature and precipitation…
climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
14 terms
Climate Change
気候変動(きこうへんどう)
地球温暖化(ちきゅうおんだんか)
二酸化炭素(にさんかたんそ)
石炭(せきたん)
Climate change
Global warming
Carbon dioxide
Coal
気候変動(きこうへんどう)
Climate change
地球温暖化(ちきゅうおんだんか)
Global warming
26 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…
16 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
carbon footprint
alternative energy source
sustainable
renewable
the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) released due to your activ…
energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric or geothermal…
able to be maintained over a long period of time... capaz de man…
can be used over and over again, easily replace... Solar power i…
carbon footprint
the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) released due to your activ…
alternative energy source
energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric or geothermal…
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.
Climate Change
climate change
global warming
habitat
fossil fuels
long term change in weather patterns around the world, such a…
a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
environment, home, natural surroundings
energy sources from the earth, such as coal, gas, and oil; th…
climate change
long term change in weather patterns around the world, such a…
global warming
a rise in the average temperature near Earth's surface
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…
17 terms
Global Impact of Climate Change
Adaptation
Adaptive Capacity
Aquifer
Biodiversity
Changes to agricultural, industrial, and social infrastructur…
Social, financial, or technical resources needed to respond t…
Groundwater that could be shallow and tapped with a simple we…
A principle of ecology and biogeography in which the more div…
Adaptation
Changes to agricultural, industrial, and social infrastructur…
Adaptive Capacity
Social, financial, or technical resources needed to respond t…
5 terms
Climate change
global warming
greenhouse effect
drought
flood
global warming
greenhouse effect
Climate change
foul
surge
sewage system
sewage
terrible, awful
big rise
water and waste system
waste water
foul
terrible, awful
surge
big rise
climate change
climate change
carbon dioxide
hot
fuel
climate change
carbon dioxide
22 terms
Climate Change
Biodiversity
Ozone
Climate
Weather
genetically based variation of all organisms in the biosphere
a layer of Earth's atmosphere (protective)
The statistical average of weather conditions over a long per…
The set of atmospheric conditions you experience at a specifi…
Biodiversity
genetically based variation of all organisms in the biosphere
Ozone
a layer of Earth's atmosphere (protective)
28 terms
Climate Change
greenhouse gases
carbon dioxide
methane
nitrous oxide
a gas that is produced when people and animals breathe out, o…
a gas that has no colour or smell, used for cooking and heating
a type of gas with a sweet smell that is used as a weak anaes…
greenhouse gases
carbon dioxide
a gas that is produced when people and animals breathe out, o…
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…
18 terms
Climate Change
global warming
climate zones
greenhouse effect
greenhouse gases
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
Areas of different climate: tropical, temperate, polar
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water v…
global warming
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
climate zones
Areas of different climate: tropical, temperate, polar
9 terms
Climate Change
ice floe
climate
reflecting
absorb
a large slab of ice floating on the ocean
the average weather conditions for a region
causing light, sound, or heat to bounce in a different location
to soak up
ice floe
a large slab of ice floating on the ocean
climate
the average weather conditions for a region
22 terms
Climate Change
Weather
Climate
Latitude
Topography
the short term state of the atmosphere at a place and time as…
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or ov…
the reason why climate vary because of the angle of the sun.…
A factor that affects climate-physical features of the surfac…
Weather
the short term state of the atmosphere at a place and time as…
Climate
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or ov…
Climate Change
massive
exponential
albeit
per capita
Large and heavy; great in size or scope
Increase in a J-shaped curve.
Although, even though
per person
massive
Large and heavy; great in size or scope
exponential
Increase in a J-shaped curve.
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