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what is the center of our solar system?
the sun
hurricanes/typhoons
spinning storms on the ocean and sometimes touch on coastal regions
Whta r humid tropical climates?
near the equator, warm most of the year, get alot of rain
how long does a rotation take?
24 hrs.
water changes from gas to liquid
condensation
an _____ is groundwater thta travels long distnaces but at a much slower rate
aquifer
the amount of water vapor in the air
humidity
water changing inot gas from liquid
evporation
A ________ happens when 2 air masses with different tempatures and moisture meet
front
Once the sun light is absorbed what does it turn into?
heat energy
Whta are the biomes?
Forest
savannah
grassland
desert
tundra
barren
the first smallest streams to form from this runoff
headwaters
what is found in many tiny places between soil and rock grains
groundater
During the day wind flows sea to land and is called
sea breeze
land areas thta become flooded for at least part of the year
wetlands
very cold temps only goes above freezing for a short summer period
tundra
The measurement of forces excerted by air
air pressure
the transition area between desert and tropical climates
steppe
the sun is how many times larger than the earth?
100
a body thta orbits a larger body
satellite
Subarctic
has largest tempature ranges
thick masses of ice thta glide slowly across the planest surface
glaciers
process thta breaks up rocks and causes them to decay
rock weathering
plants change salt water into fresh water
desalination
electrically produced by harnesing the power of running water
hydroelectricity
where rivers meet in an inlet of the sea; this is a semi closed coastal body of water
estuary
any smaller stream or river thta flows inot a larger stream or river
tributary
what percet of the earth is water?
97%
what substance is a liquid, solid and a gas?
water
How long is a revolution?
365 1/4 days
plants change salt water into fresh water
desalination
what regions don't get as much sun and are colder?
pOlar regions
What latitudes get the most solar energy and are warmer?
Lower latitudes
along boundaries where plates collide, heavier plates may dive under the other plate and sink tot he upper mantle forming____
subduction
Coming down on the ocean and if it comes down on the land it will mix inot water and ground
precipitaion
Saltwater bodies near coasts thta extent inot land are called?
Gulfs
cover large areas,or kown as ice sheets can move and protect objects
sheet glaciers
whats the measurement of heat in the atmospher?
tempature
when do solstices occur?
around dec 21 and jun 21
when are days shorter?
winter
shockwaves or movement
earthquakes
the watering of land through pipes, ditches or canals
irrigation
At night wind blows land to sea
land breeze
When do equinoxes occur?
march 21 and september 21
melted rock liquid within the earths crust thta spills outon the planets surface
lava
The process of breaking down rocks, dead insects, and other plants creates ____
Humus
Whta is at the bottom of the food chain?
plants
a plant converts sunlight inot energy its aclled...
photosynthesis
used for coThe worlds weathiest countrys are callled-------.
developed countries
Whta is most of the suns energy absorbed by?
the earth
The total value of goods and services produced by a county in one year
gross national product
includes only goods and services within a country
gross domestic product
an economic principle under which prices are determined mostly through competiontion.
free enterprises
Wwh plants are interpendant and trhese groups of plants form_
ecosystems
Groups of plants are called....
plant communitys
the study of human population thta emphasizes statistics
demography
a chain of mountains in the ocean thta sumtimes stick above the water to form islands
mid ocean ridge
Whtas the shallowest part of the ocean?
The Continental Shlf
the result of overgrazing and removal of trees
desertification
an econimical based free enterprises are command economies
communism
Whta way does wind alwasy flow?
high 2 low
What is it called when the atmosphere helps keep the earth warm by letting the suns heat come in but not let it escape?
greenhouse effect