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lleward side
situated on the side facing away from the direction from which the wind is blowing.
convection
a circular movement caused when a material is heated, expands, and rises, the cools and falls.
weather
the condition of the bottom layer of earth's atmosphere in one place over a short period of time.
geography
the study of the earth's surface and the processes that shape it, the connections between places, and the complex relationships between people and their environments.
tundra
a region where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow.
latitude
one of the series of imaginary lines, also called parallels, that circle the earth parallel to the equator.
floodplain
a broad plain that may form on either side of a river when sediment settles on the banks or riverbeds.
coniferous
cone-bearing tree.
hypothesis
an assumption.
loess
fine-grained, mineral-rich loam.
chaparral
natural vegetation adapted to Mediterranean climates.