Type
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Description

Biomes that receives the least precipitation Desert
Biome that receives the most precipitation Tropical Rain Forest
Biome that has a permafrost layer Tundra
Earth zone that surrounds the Equator Tropical
Earth zone in between the polar and tropical zones Temperate
Mountains and polar regions are not examples of... Terrestrial Biomes
Zone of Earth least heated by the Sun Polar
The condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time Weather
The average weather conditions in an area, including temperature and precipitation Climate
The distance of any point on the surface of Earth north or south from the Equator Latitude
Biomes are primarily classified by their plants
Earth's surface is warmed by the... greenhouse effect
A protective layer in the atmosphere that absorbs most of the harmful UV radiation from the sun Ozone Layer

WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

Conditions of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather
Average, year-after-year weather patterns in a given area. Climate
Very dry regions with extreme temperatures. Deserts
Large fire that spreads quickly over a natural area. Wildfire
Long period of scarce rainfall. Drought
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere. Nitrogen
The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs. Troposphere
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere. Thermosphere
Overflowing of water in a normally dry area. Flood
Period of glacial advance. Ice age
Dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun. Sunspots
Solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere. Aerosol
Effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents. Coriolis Effect
Portion of Earth that consists of water Cryosphere
Densests parts of Earth that include the crust, mantle, and core. Geosphere
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
The second most abundent gas in the atmosphere. Oxygen
Absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun. Ozone
It is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Are calm areas where warm air rises. They occur at the equator where the sun heats the surface strongly. Doldrums
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons. Monsoons
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. Precipitation
A device that measures temperature Thermometer
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection

Ecology Biome vocab Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tundra
tropical rainfall
tropical deciduous forest
rain shadow
atmospheric
coriolis force
subsidence zones
hadley cell
ferrel cell
polar cell
solar equator
adiabatic cooling
weather
climate
biome

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers. Sediment
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems Plankton
narrow band where ocean meets land Intertidal Zone
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors Tolerance
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species Climax Community
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time Weather
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles Latitude
average weather in an area Climate
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America Tundra
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests Temperate Woodland
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation Desert
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass Grasslands
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil Primary Succsession
group interacting populations that occupy the same area Community
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return Secondary Succession
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest Boreal Forrest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos Tropical Savanna
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes Mountains
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year Tropical Rain Forest
where freshwater and saltwater meet Estuary

climate/ weather Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

Climate Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation. Arid
free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist. Dry
of or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, the countries bordering it, or their inhabitants. Mediterranean
The climate in these areas vary by temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, precipitation and wind. There are four different climate zones, which include the cold zone, tempered zone, subtropical and tropical zones. The tropical zone is located near the equator. It is usually warm year-round with high humidity. Climate region
abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous. Desert
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, forest or tundra Biome
usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall. Also called tropical rain forest. Tropical rainforest
forests or temperate broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters Temperate deciduous
A climate is a zone of climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters. It normally lies on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 40°. Humid subtropical
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. Tundra
dome-shaped sheets of ice found near the North and South Poles. They form because high-latitude polar regions receive less heat from the Sun than other areas on Earth. Polar Ice Cap
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees. Savanna
resembling the tropics, especially in being very hot and humid. Tropical
each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun Seasons
the action or fact of elevating or being elevated. Elevation
the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level. Altitude
the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, Temperature
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. Precipitation
the heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount Specific heat
marked by a relatively high level of water vapor in the atmosphere Humid
an area of high or mountainous land. Highland
a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Global warming
the Earth's temperate zones between the tropics and the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. Mid-latitude

Earth, Oceans, and Weather Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Layers of gas that surround a planet Atmosphere
The force that air puts on an area Air Pressure
A tool used to measure air pressure Barometer
The average weather conditions in an area Climate
Anvil-shaped cloud that is often involved in heavy or violent storms: AKA thunderheads Cumulonimbus
The transfer of heat from one place to another caused by movements of molecules Convection
Process in which matter changes from a liquid to a gas Evaporation
A rotating, funnel-shaped cloud Funnel Cloud
In weather, the boundary between two masses of air with different properties Front
Angular distance north and south of the equator Latitude
The study of patterns of weather Meteorology
Water that is released from clouds in the sky, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain Precipitation
Frozen rain or precipitation in the form of ice pallets Sleet
Weather system that produces heavy precipitation, winds, lightning, and thunder Thunderstorm
A funnel-shaped cloud or column of air that rotates at high speeds and extends downward from a cloud to the ground Tornado
A storm with strong winds and rain that forms over tropical waters Hurricane
Small, icy balls that fall from the sky Hail
A region of low pressure with counter-clockwise wind rotation developing into a hurricane or tropical storm Tropical Depression
Extremely cold climate located near the North and South Poles and on the tops of mountains; receives very little precipitation and has no trees Tundra
A hurricane or tropical storm originating in the pacific ocean Typhoon
A measure of how much water is in something Moisture
The slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climate change Global Warming
A low-lying cloud characterized by a thin, layered, sheet-like appearance Stratus
A high-lying cloud that is small, high, patched clouds, in rows Cirrocumulus
The transfer of thermal energy Heat
Low to mid level clouds. Dark, widespread, and formless Nimbostratus
Thin, wispy looking clouds; commonly found at heights greater than 6km Cirrus
Large, fluffy, white clouds, often seen in fair skies Cumulus
Precipitation that forms ice crystals Snow
The movement of air due to atmospheric pressure differences Wind

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

World Geo Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. Weather
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. Precipitation
Hot and humid Tropical
of, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures. Temperate
of or relating to the North or South Pole. Polar
Heating of the pacific El nino
Cooling of water in pacific La nina
a gradual increase in the overall temperature Global warming
the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere Greenhouse Effect
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat Biome
Mostly evergreen shrubs etc. Coniferous
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
shedding its leaves annually. Deciduous
a region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing rain-bearing winds by a range of hills. Rainshadow
When sun crosses equator Equinox
climate is a zone of climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cold winters. Humid Subtropical
Empty space hot and dry Desert
These climates generally have a pronounced dry season Tropical wet
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions. Permafrost
Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. Tundra
Hills or mountains Highlands
Big storm Hurricane

Ecology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the ability of an organism to survive when subjected to abiotic factors or biotic factors tolerance
any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms limiting factor
the change in an ecosystem that happens when one community replaces another as a result of changing abiotic and biotic factors ecological succession
the establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that doesn't have any topsoil primary succession
the stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the composition of species climax community
free-floating, photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems plankton
the condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time latitude: the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator weather
the average weather conditions in an area climate
a treeless biome with a layer of permafrost tundra
also called taiga or northern coniferous forest boreal forest
composed mostly of broad-leaved, deciduous trees woodlands: found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests temperate forest
the biome that is characterized by fertile soil that is able to support a thick cover of grasses grassland
any area in which the annual rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of annual rainfall desert
the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator latitude
found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests woodlands
characterized by grasses and scattered trees tropical savanna
areas that are saturated with water and support aquatic plants wetlands
warm temperatures and large amounts of rainfall throughout the year tropical rain forest
material that is deposited by water, wind, or glaciers sediment
an ecosystem that is formed where freshwater merges with saltwater estuary