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Climate and Climate Change- Chapter 18
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 23.5 north latitude and 23.…
extends from 66.5 to 90 north and 66.5 to 90 south
Climate
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
microclimate
a small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
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Chapter 18 Climate Vocabulary
latitudes
climate
tropics
polar zone
distance in degrees north or south of the equator
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time…
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation, is locat…
climate zones that receive solar radiation at a low angle, ex…
latitudes
distance in degrees north or south of the equator
climate
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time…
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Chapter 18: Climate Change
Adaptation
Mitigation
Albedo
Carbon offset
accept climate change is happening and pursue strategies to m…
pursue actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in order…
the fraction of solar radiation that is reflected off the sur…
a voluntary payment to another entity intended to enable that…
Adaptation
accept climate change is happening and pursue strategies to m…
Mitigation
pursue actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in order…
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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Science Chapter 18: 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…
near the equator- Warm climate zone that receives direct or n…
area near both poles- cold climate zone where the sun's rays…
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Microclimate
Climate within a small area that differs significantly from t…
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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Science: Chapter 18: Climate
adaptation
climate
deforestation
El Nino
the process of adapting to something (such as environmental c…
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time
destruction and cutting down of forests
climatic event that begins in the tropical Pacific Ocean, can…
adaptation
the process of adapting to something (such as environmental c…
climate
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time
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Chapter 18 Climate
climate
climate region
microclimate
Tropical zone
the average, year-ater-year conditions of temperature, precip…
a large area that has similar climate conditions
a small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
the area near the equator, between 23.5 degrees N and 23.5 de…
climate
the average, year-ater-year conditions of temperature, precip…
climate region
a large area that has similar climate conditions
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Chapter 18 Climate and Climate Change
Climate
Microclimate
Tropical Zone
Marine Climate
average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipita…
The climate in a small area that differs from the climate aro…
near the equator, between 23.5 degrees North and 23.5 degrees…
the climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm win…
Climate
average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipita…
Microclimate
The climate in a small area that differs from the climate aro…
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Chapter 18 Climate
climate
microclimate
Tropical Zone
Polar Zone
The average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
A small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
Area near the equator between about 23.5 degrees north latitu…
Extended from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 66.5…
climate
The average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
microclimate
A small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
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chapter 18 climate and climate change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zone
The average, year-after-year condition of ttemperature,precip…
climate condition within a small area that differ from those…
warm climate zone that receives direct or nearly direct sunli…
The areas near both poles,from about 66.5 to 90 north and 66.…
climate
The average, year-after-year condition of ttemperature,precip…
microclimate
climate condition within a small area that differ from those…
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Climate chapter 18
Humidity
Permafrost
Global warming
Altitude
Water vapor in the air
Soil that is permanently frozen
A slow increase in temp of earths atmosphere
Height above sea level
Humidity
Water vapor in the air
Permafrost
Soil that is permanently frozen
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Chapter 18: Climate and Climate Change
What are the main factors that influen…
What are the three temperature zones?
Which type of climates have more extre…
What are the main factors that affect…
Latitude, altitude, distance from large bodies of water, and…
The tropical zone, the polar zone, and the temperate zone.
Continental climates.
Prevailing winds, mountain ranges, and seasonal winds.
What are the main factors that influen…
Latitude, altitude, distance from large bodies of water, and…
What are the three temperature zones?
The tropical zone, the polar zone, and the temperate zone.
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Albedo
Climate
Climate sensitivity
Proxy Indicators
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
A general description of the average temperature and rainfall…
The response of climate to greenhouse gas concentrations, usu…
Measureable records, like tree rings, ice cores, and marine s…
Albedo
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
Climate
A general description of the average temperature and rainfall…
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Chapter 18: Climate and climate change (with definitions)
climate
tropics
polar zone
temperate zone
Seasonal pattern of average weather conditions in an area ove…
Equatorial region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic…
cold climate zone where the sun's rays strike Earth at a very…
Characterized by a seasonal climate, wide range of temperatur…
climate
Seasonal pattern of average weather conditions in an area ove…
tropics
Equatorial region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic…
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Adaptation
Albedo
Climate
Climate sensitivity
An ecological or evolutionary change in structure or function…
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
A general description of the average temperature and rainfall…
The response of climate to greenhouse gas concentrations, usu…
Adaptation
An ecological or evolutionary change in structure or function…
Albedo
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
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Chapter 18 climate change
Climate
Microclimate
Tropical zone
Polar Zone
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Environmental conditions within a small area that differ sign…
The area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees north l…
The areas near both poles, from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degr…
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Microclimate
Environmental conditions within a small area that differ sign…
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Chapter 18 Climate Change
weather
Climate
The atmosphere is composed of
Trace gases
A description of short-lived & local patterns of temperature,…
a description of long-term prevailing patterns
Nitrogen (~78%)... Oxygen (~21%)... Argon (~1%)... Trace gases (~0.1%)
CO2... Neon (Ne)... Helium (He)... Ozone (O3)... Methane (Ch4)
weather
A description of short-lived & local patterns of temperature,…
Climate
a description of long-term prevailing patterns
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Chapter 18 climate change
Climate
Weather
Global Climate Change
Global Warming
An area's long-term atmospheric conditions... -Temperature, moi…
Short-term conditions at localized sites.
Describes trends and variations in Earth's climate
An increase in Earth's average temperature
Climate
An area's long-term atmospheric conditions... -Temperature, moi…
Weather
Short-term conditions at localized sites.
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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Chapter 18 Climate Change
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gases
greenhouse effect
change sin aspects of Earths climate, such as precipitation,…
refers specifically to an increase in Earths average surface…
atmospheric gases that have three or more atoms in their mole…
when reemitted energy travels back downward, warming the lowe…
global climate change
change sin aspects of Earths climate, such as precipitation,…
global warming
refers specifically to an increase in Earths average surface…
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Chapter 18: Climate and Climate Change Vocab
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 degrees north lat…
the areas near both poles, from about 66.5 to 90 degrees nort…
climate
the average, year-after-year conditions of temperature, preci…
microclimate
climate conditions within a small area that differ from those…
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Chapter 18: Climate Change
Factors that contibute to warming
Factors that contribute to cooking
Polar ice cores go back ________ years
1/6 of the worlds population is at ris…
CO2, CH4, low albedo, black carbon, N20
high albedo, cloud albedo
800,000
mountaintop snow and ice melting
Factors that contibute to warming
CO2, CH4, low albedo, black carbon, N20
Factors that contribute to cooking
high albedo, cloud albedo
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MS Chapter 18/19 Climate
Climate
Continental Climate
Marine Climate
Tilted Axis
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters a…
The climate of some coastal regions with relatively warm wint…
The seasons are a result of the direction the Earth is tilted…
Climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Continental Climate
The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters a…
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Chapter 18 Climate change
How does the atmosphere work?
What is the troposphere?
tropopause
Stratosphere
it is a collection of gases that gravity holds in a thin enve…
gases in the lower layer that are responsible or moderating t…
capping the troposphere ... -boundary where air shifts from cool…
layer within which a temperature increases primarily with alt…
How does the atmosphere work?
it is a collection of gases that gravity holds in a thin enve…
What is the troposphere?
gases in the lower layer that are responsible or moderating t…
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Chapter 18 Global Climate Change
climate
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gas
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
an array of changes in the Earth's climate, such as temperatu…
an increase in Earth's average surface temperature
a substance (with at least 3 atoms) such as carbon dioxide, m…
climate
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
global climate change
an array of changes in the Earth's climate, such as temperatu…
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Science Test Chapter 18 - Climate & Climate Change
climate
microclimate
tropical zone
polar zones
the average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
a small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
the area near the equator between about 23.5 north latitude a…
Areas that extend from 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 6…
climate
the average year after year conditions of temperature, precip…
microclimate
a small area with climate conditions that differ from those a…
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Earth Science: Chapter 18 - 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 l…
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…
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7th grade Chapter 18 Climate
Climate
Rain Shadow
Specific Heat
Microclimate
the long-term average weather conditions that occur in a part…
an area of low rainfall on the downwind slope of a mountaion
the amount of thermal energy (joules) needed to raise the tem…
a localized climate that is different from the climate of the…
Climate
the long-term average weather conditions that occur in a part…
Rain Shadow
an area of low rainfall on the downwind slope of a mountaion
Chapter 18 Climate 7th grade
Adaptation
Climate
Deforestation
El nino
inherited characteristic that improves an organism's ability…
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
the loss or destruction of forests, mainly for logging or far…
climatic event that begins in the tropical Pacific ocean; may…
Adaptation
inherited characteristic that improves an organism's ability…
Climate
the weather in some location averaged over some long period o…
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Chapter 18 Global Climate Change
Climate Factors
3 Major Factors Influence Earth's Clim…
Major Naturally Occuring Greenhouse Ga…
Sources & Effects
Area long term atmospheric conditions. Ex: temperature, moist…
Sun, Atmosphere, Ocean
Water vapor, CO2, ozone, methane, N2O (Nitrous Oxide)
Human activities have increased the above mentioned gases.... Re…
Climate Factors
Area long term atmospheric conditions. Ex: temperature, moist…
3 Major Factors Influence Earth's Clim…
Sun, Atmosphere, Ocean
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Chapter 18 Global climate change
Case History: Potential Consequences o…
Case History: Potential Consequences o…
Climate changes:
Earth system:
• Approximate 300 year period (1000 to 1300), Earth was consi…
• Famous Viking explorer Eric the Red's voyage near the end o…
Contributing to the complex evolutionary history of the Earth…
Interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans, solid Earth,…
Case History: Potential Consequences o…
• Approximate 300 year period (1000 to 1300), Earth was consi…
Case History: Potential Consequences o…
• Famous Viking explorer Eric the Red's voyage near the end o…
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Social studies Climate chapter 18
Humidity
Permafrost
Globalwarming
Allitude
Water vapor in the air
Soil frozen all year
A slow increase in the temp of earths atmosphere
Elevation above sea level
Humidity
Water vapor in the air
Permafrost
Soil frozen all year
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
climate
weather
global climate change
global warming
describes an area's long-term atmospheric conditions, includi…
specifies conditions at localized sites over hours or days
any change in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperature…
an increase in Earth's average suface temperature. The term i…
climate
describes an area's long-term atmospheric conditions, includi…
weather
specifies conditions at localized sites over hours or days
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Climate Chapter 18.7 & 19
Climate
Climate Differences
Millennial Scale
Millennial Scale Climate Cycles
is the long-term(decades or longer) average atmospheric condi…
-Different from weather, weather is discrete events like stor…
happen on the scale of 10's to 100,000 years.
-"The Ice Ages", there have been many over the past 2 million…
Climate
is the long-term(decades or longer) average atmospheric condi…
Climate Differences
-Different from weather, weather is discrete events like stor…
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Social Studies Climate Chapter 18
Humidity
Permafrost
Global warming
Altitude
Water vapor in the air
Permanently frozen soil
Gradual increase in temp of earths atmosphere
Height above sea level
Humidity
Water vapor in the air
Permafrost
Permanently frozen soil
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Social studies climate chapter 18
Humidity
Permafrost
Global warming
Altitude
Water vapor in the air
Soil frozen all year
A gradual increase in temp of earth's atmosphere
Elevation above sea level
Humidity
Water vapor in the air
Permafrost
Soil frozen all year
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Chapter 18 APES Climate Change
5 Human Influences on the... Atmosphere a…
5 Factors Influencing Global... Climate
What percent of solar radiation is... abs…
How do greenhouse gases warm... the atmos…
Electricity Production... Automobile Fuel... Heating using coal or…
Atmosphere... Milankovitch Cycles... Solar Output... Ocean Absorption…
70%
• Radiation from the sun (light) hits the... lithosphere and it…
5 Human Influences on the... Atmosphere a…
Electricity Production... Automobile Fuel... Heating using coal or…
5 Factors Influencing Global... Climate
Atmosphere... Milankovitch Cycles... Solar Output... Ocean Absorption…
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Climate
Global climate change
Global warming
Greenhouse gases
describes an area's long-term atmospheric conditions across b…
encompasses an array of changes in aspects of Earth's climate…
refers specifically to an increase in Earth's average surface…
atmospheric gases having three or more atoms in their molecul…
Climate
describes an area's long-term atmospheric conditions across b…
Global climate change
encompasses an array of changes in aspects of Earth's climate…
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Adaptation
Albedo
Climate
Climate sensitivity
An ecological or evolutionary change in structure or function…
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
A general description of the average temperature and rainfall…
The response of climate to greenhouse gas concentrations, usu…
Adaptation
An ecological or evolutionary change in structure or function…
Albedo
A measure of the reflectivity of the earth's surface.
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Adaptation
Aerosols
Carbon Capture
Carbon Footprint
A trait that confers greater likelihood that an individual wi…
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
Technologies or approaches that remove carbon dioxide from po…
The cumulative amount of carbon, or carbon dioxide equivalent…
Adaptation
A trait that confers greater likelihood that an individual wi…
Aerosols
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
aerosols
cap and trade
carbon capture
carbon footprint
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
A permit trading system in which government determines an acc…
Technologies or approaches that remove carbon dioxide from po…
The cumulative amount of carbon, or carbon dioxide, that a pe…
aerosols
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
cap and trade
A permit trading system in which government determines an acc…
Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Greenhouse gases
Greenhouse effect
Global warming
Global climate change
A gas that absorbs infrared radiation released by Earth's sur…
The warming of Earth's surface and atmosphere (especially the…
An increase in Earth's average surface temperature. The term…
Any change in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperature…
Greenhouse gases
A gas that absorbs infrared radiation released by Earth's sur…
Greenhouse effect
The warming of Earth's surface and atmosphere (especially the…
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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Global Climate Change
Greenhouse Gases
Environmental Externalities
Common Property Resources
The changes in global climate, including temperature, precipi…
gases such as carbon dioxide and methane whose atmospheric co…
externalities that affect the environment, such as the impact…
a resource that is not subject to private ownership and is av…
Global Climate Change
The changes in global climate, including temperature, precipi…
Greenhouse Gases
gases such as carbon dioxide and methane whose atmospheric co…
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Prentice Hall Earth Chapter 18: 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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Chapter 18: Global Climate Change
Adaptation
Aerosols
Carbon Capture
Carbon Footprint
A trait that confers greater likelihood that an individual wi…
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
Technologies or approaches that remove carbon dioxide from po…
The cumulative amount of carbon, or carbon dioxide equivalent…
Adaptation
A trait that confers greater likelihood that an individual wi…
Aerosols
Very fine liquid droplets or solid particles aloft in the atm…
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Ch 18 APES Global Climate Change
Global Climate Change
Global warming
Infrared radiation
Greenhouse gases
Any change in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperature…
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
longer wavelength than visible light.
Ozone (O3), CO2, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) methane (CH4), CFCs,
Global Climate Change
Any change in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperature…
Global warming
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
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Ch 18 Climate
Climate
Microclimate
Tropical zone
Polar zone
The average , year-after-year conditions of temperature, prec…
The climate characteristics of a small, specific area; it may…
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…
Climate
The average , year-after-year conditions of temperature, prec…
Microclimate
The climate characteristics of a small, specific area; it may…
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