the long-term, average conditions of temperature, precipitation, wind and clouds in an area
Small areas with climate conditions that differ from those around it
the area near the equator, between about 23.5 degrees north latitude and 23.5 south latitude
the areas near both poles, from about 66.5 degrees to 90 degrees north and 66.5 to 90 south latitudes
the areas between the tropical and polar zones, from about 23.5 to 66.5 degrees north and 23.5 to 66.5 degrees south latitude
the climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm winters and cool summers
the climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers
a large stream of moving water that flows through the ocean in a regular pattern
the side of a mountain ranhge that faces the oncoming wind
the side of a mountain range that faces away from the oncoming wind
sea or land breeze over a large region that changes direction with the seasons
a climate event hat occurs every two to seven years in the Pacific Ocean, during which winds shift and push warmer waters toward South America
a climate event in the eastern Pacific Ocean in which the surface waters are colder than normal
the total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample
the movement of cold water upward from the deep ocean that is caused by wind
the forest in a tropical wet climate zone in which large amounts of rain fall year round
a tropical grassland with scattered clumps of trees
an arid region that on average receives less that 25cm of rain each year
a prairie or grassland found in the semiarid climate region
an area of dense shrubs and small trees found in Mediterranean climates
a wet and warm climate found on the edges of the tropics
a climate zone that lies north of the humid continental climates, with short, cool summers and long, cold winters
a polar climate region, found across northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia, with short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters
permanently frozen soil found in the tundra climate region
Time in the past when continental glaciers covered large parts of the earths surface
a gradual increase in the temperature of the earths atmosphere
gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, that trap solar energy
a large area of reduced ozone concentration in the stratosphere, found over Antarctica
Chlorine compounds that are the main cause of ozone depletion

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