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Is the usual predictable pattern or weather in an area over a long period of time

Climate

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Where do Weather patterns take place?

The atmosphere immediately surrounding the earth

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What is the climate affected by?

Sun, the wind, ocean, other bodies of water, landforms, and even people.

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What do scientists need to look at to understand climate?

Temperature and precipitation

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What is the original source of climate?

The sun

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True or false

Is the climate affected by the angle of sun's rays hit the earth

True

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The sun hits more or less directly near the equator?

More directly

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The areas near the equator is known as the

Tropics

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The Tropic of Cancer is at what latitude?

23 1/2 N latitude

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What is the tropic of Capricorn located

23 1/2 Soutg latitude

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What are tremendous seasonal winds that blow over continents for months at a time.

Monsoon

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Are funnel shaped windstorms that sometimes form during severe thunderstorms

Tornadoes

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Violent tropical storm systems, that form over the warm Atlantic Ocean in late summer and fall

Hurricanes

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Another name for a hurricane in Asia

Typhoons

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Long periods of extreme dryness

Drought

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Combination of temperature, wind, and water effects the pacific ocean that causes heavy rains in some areas and droughts in others

El Niño

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This is the opposite of El Niño, winds form from east become very strong, cooling more of the pacific

La Niña

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Moving streams of water, carry warm and cold water through the worlds oceans

Currents

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Are patterns of wind caused by landforms in a particular area

Local winds

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A dry area on the other side of the mountain facing away from wind

Rain shadow

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The gases prevent the warm air from rising and escaping into the atmosphere. As a result the overall temperature will rise

Greenhouse effect

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Along the equator there are these dense forest that reach high amounts of rainfall.

Rain forests

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This refers to the unpredictable changes in air that take place over a short period of time.

Weather