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10 Cards in this Set

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evaporation
the sun's heat turns water into vapor
desert climate
climate with fewer than 10 inches (25.4 cm) of rainfall per year
plant life
vegetation
tundra climate
climate that is harsh, cold, and dry
steppes
partly dry grasslands that surround many deserts
rain shadow
dry area on the inland side of coastal mountains
ground water
water below the earth's surface
humid subtropical climate
OUR CLIMATE
climate with hot humid summers, and short, mild winters
ice cap climate
climate that is bitterly cold with no vegetation
timberline
elavation above which no trees grow