Flashcards in Lesson 2.2 Quiz Deck (23):
Is the usual predictable pattern or weather in an area over a long period of time
Where do Weather patterns take place?
The atmosphere immediately surrounding the earth
What is the climate affected by?
Sun, the wind, ocean, other bodies of water, landforms, and even people.
What do scientists need to look at to understand climate?
Temperature and precipitation
What is the original source of climate?
True or false
Is the climate affected by the angle of sun's rays hit the earth
The sun hits more or less directly near the equator?
The areas near the equator is known as the
The Tropic of Cancer is at what latitude?
23 1/2 N latitude
What is the tropic of Capricorn located
23 1/2 Soutg latitude
What are tremendous seasonal winds that blow over continents for months at a time.
Are funnel shaped windstorms that sometimes form during severe thunderstorms
Violent tropical storm systems, that form over the warm Atlantic Ocean in late summer and fall
Another name for a hurricane in Asia
Long periods of extreme dryness
Combination of temperature, wind, and water effects the pacific ocean that causes heavy rains in some areas and droughts in others
This is the opposite of El Niño, winds form from east become very strong, cooling more of the pacific
Moving streams of water, carry warm and cold water through the worlds oceans
Are patterns of wind caused by landforms in a particular area
A dry area on the other side of the mountain facing away from wind
The gases prevent the warm air from rising and escaping into the atmosphere. As a result the overall temperature will rise
Along the equator there are these dense forest that reach high amounts of rainfall.