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Climate:
General conditions oof temperature and precipitation for an area over a long peirod of time.
Prevailing wind:
Wind that blows more often from one direction than from any other direction.
Windward side:
side of a mountain facing toward the wind
leeward side:
Side of a montain facing away from the wind.
Microclimate:
Small,localized climate
Polar zone:
climate zone extending from the pole (90 degrees) to about 60 degrees latitude in each hemisphere.
Temperate zone:
climate zone located between 60 degrees and 30 degrees latitude in each hemisphere.
Tropical zone:
climate zone located between 30 degrees latitude and the equator 0 degrees in each hemisphere.
Martine climate:
climate found in areas near an areas near an ocean or other large body of water.
Major glaciation:
peirod in Earth's history whean large parts of the Earth's surface were covered with sheets of ice;ice age
interglacial:
Time period between major glaciations (or ice ages)