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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 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 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…
54 terms
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
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…
8 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
atmosphere
climate
geothermal
hydropower
a layer of gases surrounding a planet, star or moon
the weather conditions in an area over a long time period
relating to heat produced inside the Earth
electricity produced by ... moving water
atmosphere
a layer of gases surrounding a planet, star or moon
climate
the weather conditions in an area over a long time period
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…
10 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
greenhouse gas
climate
global warming
ice age
gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide that trap sola…
The average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
A gradual increase in the temperature of earths atmosphere.
time in the past when the Continental glaciers covered parts…
greenhouse gas
gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide that trap sola…
climate
The average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
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…
10 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
greenhouse gas
climate
continental climate
global warming
gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, that trap so…
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
the climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters a…
a gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's atmosphere.
greenhouse gas
gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, that trap so…
climate
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
67 terms
Climate and Climate Change Vocabulary
Arctic air
Climate
Continental Climate
Desert
very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and…
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a…
A climate lacking marine influence and characterized by more…
One of two types of dry climate-the driest of the dry climates.
Arctic air
very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and…
Climate
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a…
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…
8 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
biodiversity
climate change
fossil fuel
glacier
a large number and mix of wildlife and plants
a long term change in weather
an energy source that forms on earth
a mountain of snow and ice
biodiversity
a large number and mix of wildlife and plants
climate change
a long term change in weather
16 terms
Climate Change Vocabularies
Crisis
Disastrous
Irreversible
Drought
A time of great trouble
catastrophic
permanent, irrevocable
A long period of dry weather
Crisis
A time of great trouble
Disastrous
catastrophic
26 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
climate change
biodiversity
to intensify drought
to endorse (something)
changes in the earth's weather (including changes in temperat…
the variety of different types of plant and animal life in a…
to increase/make worse extreme hot weather conditions where t…
to say publicly that you approve of or support a person, opin…
climate change
changes in the earth's weather (including changes in temperat…
biodiversity
the variety of different types of plant and animal life in a…
10 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
atmosphere
carbon sink (carbon reservoir)
carbon source
climate
a layer of gases, such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxid…
a place or organism that can store carbon for long periods of…
anything that adds carbon to the atmosphere by releasing more…
the average weather, including temperature, precipitation, an…
atmosphere
a layer of gases, such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxid…
carbon sink (carbon reservoir)
a place or organism that can store carbon for long periods of…
25 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
carbon footprint
renewable energy source
sustainable
renewable
the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) released due to activities…
energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric or geothermal…
able to be maintained over a long period of time
can be used over and over again, easily replaced.... Solar power…
carbon footprint
the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) released due to activities…
renewable energy source
energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric or geothermal…
15 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Weather
Temperature
Greenhouse Gas
Data about weather for a long period of time
What is happening right now in the atmosphere... Ex. sunny, wind…
How hot or cold it is
Gases in the atmosphere that absorb heat... Ex. carbon dioxide,…
Climate
Data about weather for a long period of time
Weather
What is happening right now in the atmosphere... Ex. sunny, wind…
18 terms
Climate change vocabulary
Flood
Climate change
Storm
Melt
An overflowing of water in a normally dry area
A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particula…
A violent disturbance in the atmosphere
The change in state from a solid to a liquid
Flood
An overflowing of water in a normally dry area
Climate change
A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particula…
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…
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…
31 terms
Astronomy and Climate Change - Vocabulary
Asteroid belt
Inner planets
Nebular theory
Outer planets
Region between Mars & Jupiter containing small, rocky fragmen…
4 planets closest to Sun; rocky, terrestrial, few moons
The Sun and planets formed together from a cloud of gas and d…
The 4 Jovian planets orbiting past the inner 4 planets; gaseo…
Asteroid belt
Region between Mars & Jupiter containing small, rocky fragmen…
Inner planets
4 planets closest to Sun; rocky, terrestrial, few moons
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…
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…
13 terms
Global Climate Change Vocabulary
weather
climate
carbon dioxide
fossil fuels
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
Average weather of a particular area over a long period of ti…
A primary greenhouse gas that gets emitted through human acti…
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient rema…
weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
climate
Average weather of a particular area over a long period of ti…
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
33 terms
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
19 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate
Global warming
Greenhouse gases
Fossil fuels
The typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of…
The theory that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere w…
Gases in the atmosphere that traps heat
An energy-rich substance (such as coal, oil, or natural gas)…
Climate
The typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of…
Global warming
The theory that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere w…
Climate Change Unit Vocabulary
Biofuel
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Carbon sink
Geothermal Energy
A fuel produced from recently living beings or their waste pr…
The process of capturing carbon emissions at their source, su…
A natural or manmade system that absorbs and stores CO2.
Heat from within the Earth, produced by the decay of radioact…
Biofuel
A fuel produced from recently living beings or their waste pr…
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
The process of capturing carbon emissions at their source, su…
10 terms
CLIMATE CHANGE UNIT VOCABULARY
climate change
reforestation
deforestation
fossil fuel
a change in global or regional climate patterns
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of exi…
Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in orde…
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological…
climate change
a change in global or regional climate patterns
reforestation
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of exi…
19 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate Changehttp
Deforestation
Reforestation
Fossil Fuel
A long term change in average weather conditions on Earth.
The process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland.
The process of replanting trees and restoring forests.
A carbon based energy source that's forms in the Earth.
Climate Changehttp
A long term change in average weather conditions on Earth.
Deforestation
The process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland.
23 terms
Climate change vocabulary
climate
oxygen
temperature
pollution
the average weather conditions over a long period of time
a gas that is needed by animals and humans to breathe
a measure of how hot or cold something is
a harmful or poisonous substance released into the environment
climate
the average weather conditions over a long period of time
oxygen
a gas that is needed by animals and humans to breathe
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
24 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Albedo
Carbon Sink
Climate Change Model
Ice Cores
Astronomy. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or sa…
areas of vegetation, especially forests, and the phytoplankto…
a long-term change in the earth's climate, especially a chang…
An ice core is a core sample that is typically removed from a…
Albedo
Astronomy. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or sa…
Carbon Sink
areas of vegetation, especially forests, and the phytoplankto…
10 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate Change
Deforestation
Reforestation
Fossil fuel
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
the process of replanting trees and restoring forests
a carbon-based energy source that forms in the Earth
Climate Change
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
Deforestation
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
19 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
climate change
deforestation
reforestation
fossil fuel
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
the process of replanting trees and restoring forests
a carbon-based energy source that forms in the Earth
climate change
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
deforestation
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
10 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
atmosphere
carbon dioxide
climate
ecosystem
a layer of gases surrounding earth that is held in place by g…
a colorless and odorless gas naturally created by volcanoes,…
the weather in an area in general or over a long period
a community of living things (such as animals and plants) in…
atmosphere
a layer of gases surrounding earth that is held in place by g…
carbon dioxide
a colorless and odorless gas naturally created by volcanoes,…
13 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Maunder minimum
radiative forcing agent
year without a summer
Younger-Dryas
refers to a time when there were few sunspots
any factor that can change the balance between incoming energ…
another name for the year 1816
a time, about 11,000 years ago, when North America and northe…
Maunder minimum
refers to a time when there were few sunspots
radiative forcing agent
any factor that can change the balance between incoming energ…
8 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
snowpack
agriculture
drought
fossil fuels
Total winter snowfall, especially in mountain and upland regi…
Growing food by farming that might include fertilizing and ir…
A long period without rain that harms agriculture
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient rema…
snowpack
Total winter snowfall, especially in mountain and upland regi…
agriculture
Growing food by farming that might include fertilizing and ir…
26 terms
Climate Change - Vocabulary
global warming
scientists
to project
temperature increase
global opvarmning
videnskabsfolk
at forudse
temperaturstigning
global warming
global opvarmning
scientists
videnskabsfolk
41 terms
Climate Change Unit Vocabulary
Biofuel
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Carbon sink
Geothermal Energy
A fuel produced from recently living beings or their waste pr…
The process of capturing carbon emissions at their source, su…
A natural or manmade system that absorbs and stores CO2.
Heat from within the Earth, produced by the decay of radioact…
Biofuel
A fuel produced from recently living beings or their waste pr…
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
The process of capturing carbon emissions at their source, su…
15 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
variation
abrupt
tendency
Industrial Revolution
change in form or amount of something
very sudden, not expected
way of behaving or proceeding that is becoming more common
social and economic changes that happened in the late 18th an…
variation
change in form or amount of something
abrupt
very sudden, not expected
24 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Albedo
Carbon sink
Climate change model
Ice cores
The amount of sunlight that's reflected off the surface of th…
A large body of water that absorbs large amounts of carbon di…
A system of differential equations based on the laws of physi…
A sample of the core of an ice sheet
Albedo
The amount of sunlight that's reflected off the surface of th…
Carbon sink
A large body of water that absorbs large amounts of carbon di…
24 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Albedo
Carbon sink
Climate change model
Ice cores
The fraction of solar radiation that is reflected off the sur…
A forest a ocean or other natural environment viewed in terms…
A climate model could be defined as a mathematical representa…
A core sample that is typically removed from an ice sheet, mo…
Albedo
The fraction of solar radiation that is reflected off the sur…
Carbon sink
A forest a ocean or other natural environment viewed in terms…
24 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Albedo
Carbon Sink
Climate Change Model
Ice cores
The small percentage of solar radiation that is reflected int…
An area of earth where high amounts of carbon are stored.
A model or diagram that shows the effects of climate change.
A core sample of ice that is typically removed from a glacier…
Albedo
The small percentage of solar radiation that is reflected int…
Carbon Sink
An area of earth where high amounts of carbon are stored.
10 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
climate change
Deforestation
Reforestation
Fossil Fuels
A long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth.
The process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmlan…
The process of replanting trees and restoring forests (opposi…
A carbon-based energy source that forms in the earth
climate change
A long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth.
Deforestation
The process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmlan…
18 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
Atmosphere
Carbon Sink
Carbon Source
Climate Change
The blanket of air that surrounds Earth, composed of gases su…
A natural or human-made system that absorbs and stores more c…
A natural or human-made system that releases more carbon diox…
A significant shift in the Earth's overall climate over an ex…
Atmosphere
The blanket of air that surrounds Earth, composed of gases su…
Carbon Sink
A natural or human-made system that absorbs and stores more c…
19 terms
Climate Change Vocabulary
climate change
deforestation
reforestation
fossil fuel
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
the process of replanting trees and restoring forests
a carbon-based energy source that forms in the earth
climate change
a long-term change in average weather conditions on Earth
deforestation
the process of cutting and clearing trees for fuel or farmland
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…
12 terms
Vocabulary of Climate Change
atmosphere
carbon dioxide
climate
emissions
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
(CO2) Sources include the combustion of fossil fuels. Effects…
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Pollutants that are released into the air
atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
carbon dioxide
(CO2) Sources include the combustion of fossil fuels. Effects…
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