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The condition of the atmosphere in one place during a limited period of time.
Weather
The term for weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time.
Climate
An imaginary line running from the North Pole to the South Pole through the planets center.
Axis
The measure of how hot or cold a place is.
Temperature
One trip around the sun.
Revolution
When daytime and nighttime hours are equal.
Equinox
Marks the beginning of summer or winter in a hemisphere.
Solstice
Traps the sun's energy for growing planets even in cold weather.
Green House Effect
Says that co2 levels are raising global temperatures.
Global Warming
Global winds that blow in fairly constant patterns.
Prevailing Winds
Causes prevailing winds to blow diagonally rather than along strict north-south or east-west directions.
Coriolis Effect
Narrow, generally windless band, caused by global winds that are diverted north and south.
Doldrums
Cold and warm streams of water.
Currents
A periodic change in the pattern of ocean currents, water temperatures, and weather in the mid-Pacific region.
El Nino
The side of the mountain range facing the wind.
Windward
Opposite side of the mountain.
Leeward
Hot dry air that provides little precipitation.
Rain Shadow
Plant life that grows in an area where the natural environment is unchanged by human activity.
Natural Vegetation
Area of lush vegetation.
Oasis
Trees/ most of which are evergreens.
Coniferous
Trees/ most of which have broad leaves, change color and drop in autumn.
Deciduous
Have both deciduous and coniferous trees.
Mixed Forest
Inland grasslands.
Prairie
Permanently frozen subsoil.
Permafrost
Scientific explanation.
Hypothesis
Visible chemical haze in the atmosphere that endangers peoples health.
Smog