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Climate and Climate Change, Weather Patterns

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  • Q1
    The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area.
    tropics
    polar regions
    climate
    air mass
    120s
  • Q2
    Climate conditions within a small area that differ from those in the surrounding area.
    climate
    microclimate
    global warming
    El Nino
    120s
  • Q3
    The area near the equator, between about 23.5⁰ north latitude and 23.5⁰ south latitude.
    monsoon
    microclimate
    leeward
    tropical zone
    120s
  • Q4
    The areas near both poles, from about 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ north and 66.5⁰ to 90⁰ south latitudes.
    windward
    polar zone
    continental climate
    marine climate
    120s
  • Q5
    The areas between the tropical and the polar zones, between about 23.5⁰ to 66.5⁰ north and 23.5⁰ to 66.5⁰ south latitude.
    temperate zones
    polar zone
    microclimate
    tropical zone
    120s
  • Q6
    The climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm winters and cool summers.
    rain forest
    humid tropical
    savanna
    marine climate
    120s
  • Q7
    The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers.
    permafrost
    La Nina
    continental climate
    ice age
    120s
  • Q8
    The side of a mountain range that faces the oncoming wind.
    leeward
    windward
    desert
    steppe
    120s
  • Q9
    The side of a mountain range that faces away from the oncoming wind.
    humid subtropical
    leeward
    tundra
    subartic
    120s
  • Q10
    A climate event that occurs every two to seven years in the Pacific Ocean, during which winds shift and push warm water toward South America. (white = warm, magenta = cold)
    La Nina
    El Niño
    tundra
    rain forest
    120s
  • Q11
    Time in the past when continental glaciers covered large parts of Earth's surface.
    ice age
    permafrost
    sunstpot
    tundra
    120s
  • Q12
    a gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's atmosphere
    greenhouse gas
    monsoon
    global warming
    chlorofluorocarbon
    120s
  • Q13
    Gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, that trap solar energy.
    greenhouse gas
    Mediterranean
    temperate zone
    continental climate
    120s
  • Q14
    A large area of reduced ozone concentration in the stratosphere, found over Antarctica.
    ozone hole
    dry
    polar zone
    troposphere
    120s
  • Q15
    Chlorine compounds that are the main cause of ozone depletion.
    microclimate
    chlorofluorocarbons
    monsoons
    climate
    120s

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