Flashcards in Ch. 4: Climate Deck (15):
prevailing weather conditions in an area
actual values of climatic variables, not the same as climate
"climate is what you expect, weather is what you get"
smaller effects (buildings, ponds, ground depressions, etc.)
urban heat island effect
groups of plants whose adaptation differs from other to the same species in tolerance to cold, length of growing season, day length for flowering, etc.
long day vs. short day plants
a global cycle in which evaporation and precipitation are exactly equal over time and on a global scale
expresses the actual H2O content relative to the maximum amount air can hold at a given temperature
USDA plant hardiness zone