Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (22):
Refers to the type of species both flora and fauna found in the ecosystem
Average weather conditions over a long period of time. Long term
A concept of global warming
This refers to the inland climate removed from the ocean
A process in which fertile land turns into a dessert
When two tech tonic plates move away from each other. Volcanoes
Divergent plate boundary
The increase in global temperatures due to human produced pollutants
Atmospheric heating that is caused when incoming solar radiation is trapped
Fracking. Process of extracting oil from shell rock
Incoming solar energy that enters the atmosphere
Those energy sources such as coal and oil with no reserves
The influence of mountains on weather and climate. Referring mainly to precipitation that is either windward or leeward
The theory that explains the gradual movement of plates along earth's surface
Energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro that are replenished by nature
Areas where the tectonic plates are converging or colliding and synching beneath each other
Refers to the coniferous of Russia. Area of fies spires larch tree.
Earthquake fault where the ground on each side moves in opposite directions because of the force
A grass land with few trees found in tropical climates with a distinct dry season. Found in Africa
In the arctic region. With a short growing season. Has low shrubs and grasses.
A prediction that will have serious water problems are based on usage and per capita demand
Short term. Day to day phenomenon of the atmosphere.