Flashcards in Chapter 2 Test Deck (29):
Where is most fresh water found?
What are two types of violent tropical storms?
Hurricanes and typhoons
The high you go in elevation the temperature gets ----.
What is the top layer of the forest?
Subarctic climates have what type of winters?
Severely cold winters
What place has more tornadoes than any other?
The United States
What happens to the ocean when an El Niño forms?
The Pacific Ocean gets warmer.
What is the largest and deepest ocean?
The Pacific Ocean
What are common forms of precipitation?
Ice, snow, and sleet
What determines a regions climate?
Movements of air, water currents, and latitude
What can also produce tornadoes?
The tropics have what type of climate?
An El Niño occurs every ----
What are broad areas of grassland with few trees called?
Where is most of the Earths salt water found?
What is water in the atmosphere in gas form?
What are forms of vegetation?
Trees and plants
Which region has the greatest variety of climates?
What are in high latitudes
Subarctics, tundra, ice cap climates
What is it when the sun's heat turns water to vapor called?
Elevation above which no trees grows
The climate that is harsh, cold and dry
Water below the earth's surface is called?
The climate where taiga grows
What place has a climate with less than 10 percent of rain per year
Party dry grasslands that surround a desert.
A dry area on the side of a mountain is called?
Vegetation is called