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1

what does maritime mean

a lot of precipitation
winter warmer
summer cooler

2

what does Continental mean

hot dry summers
not lots of rain
winters very very cold

3

what is relief

the shape of the land and what the land is like

4

give an example of relief

mountains or
flat
big, small

5

what is precipitation

rain

6

what is continental drift

the theory that earths continents have moved over time

7

what is an earthquake

a sudden, violent shaking of the ground

8

what is a oceanic plate

it is the upper layer of the ocean

9

what is a hot spot

volcano regions that are very hot compared to surrounding areas

10

what is a convection current

a current in a fluid that results from convection

11

what is a rain shadow

a region having a little rain

12

what is a polar jet stream

a powerful belt of winds that sits atop the polar front

13

what is a jet stream

a very strong belt of wind that goes around