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Weather/Climate and Vegetation

Region where temperatures are too cold for trees. Only small, specialized vegetation lives here.
Each of the two times of the year when days and nights are of equal length. (Sun above the Equator.)
Side of mountain that gets very little precipitation and can be desert like
Side of mountain that faces the wind, cool and moist.
Tropical Grassland
Result of a process by which dry areas develop on the leeward sides of mountain ranges
The environment, the plants, and the animals that are suited to each other
Pattern of weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.
Transfer of heat from one place to another.
Mix of interdependent plants that naturally grows in one place
The movement of the Earth around the sun.
Either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator. (Above the Tropics).
Cold winters and mild summers. Between Tropics and Polar Circles.
The spinning of Earth on its axis.
The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents.
Layer of soil just beneath the Earth's surface that stays permanently frozen.
Tree that loses its leaves annually.
Movement of sea water.
A type of climate found in the areas around the north and south pole, where the weather is cold year round.
Tree that has "needles." Pines, Furs, and Spruce trees are commonly referred as this.
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular place over a short period of time.
The movement of air caused by differences in air pressure.
The amount of water vapor in the air
Any form of water that falls from atmosphere to Earth's surface.
A climate moderated by proximity to oceans or large seas. It is usually cool, cloudy, and wet and lacks the temperature extremes of continental climates. (Mild)
The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers.
Region that receives less than 10 inches of rain each year.
The effect of trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere.
A type of climate found in the areas just north or south of the equator, where weather is usually hot all year round.