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Earth and Environmental Science Mastery #5

Divisions of the Earth's climates into general climate zones according to temperature and rainfall
Climate where the temperature never or almost never exceeds 32 degrees Fahrenheit
The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general over a long period
Free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist
Dry, barren area of land especially covered in sand
Biome found near Earth's equator; usually of tall, densely growing broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall
Height above a given level especially sea level
Level of water vapor in the atmosphere
Climate characterized by hot usually humid summers and mild to cool winters
Gradual increase of the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed the greenhouse effect
Four divisions of the year marked by weather patterns; spring, summer, winter, fall
Vast treeless plain near the Arctic Circle where the subsoil is permanently frozen
The height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level
Having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation
_____ sea; also a climate characterized as moderate
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail
The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature by a degree
Can be found in the eastern part of the United States and Canada containing broad-leaf forests that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summer and mild winters
Degree/intensity of heat present in a substance or object expressed in Celsius or Fahrenheit
Climate that experiences hot and humid weather and has abundant rainfall
Area of high or mountainous land
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat
The latitude of the point that is midway between two parallels on the same side of the equator
A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions; few trees and rainfall is seasonal