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warming waters off the w. coast of sout america
el nino
warmer water being blown to the lands on the pacific rim
la nina
green house effect
layer of gases released by the burning coal and petroleum traps solar energy causing high temperatures
2 most significant factors of climate
percipatation and temperature
5 basic climate regions
tropical,dry, mid-lattitude, hgih lattitude,and high lands
climograph
a graph that shows the average daily temperature and perciptation each year
can the desert be cold
yes. recive less than 10 percent each year and low humidity and cool at night
dominat climate type along the climate
desert
dominate climate type along arctic circle
tundra
dominate physical feature of highland climate regions
mountains
taiga
nearly continus belt of evergreen coniferous forest in N.hemisphere
tundra
flat treeless lands for a ring around the artic ocean
permafrost
permanently frozen ground
ecosystem
an independent community of plants and animals
biomes
forest,grasslands,deserts,and tundra
plants in deserts
adapt to tolerat dry/cold conditons
3 types of forests
deciduos,rainforest, coniferous
worlds most mixed forest is in which major line of lattitude
tropic of cancer