Geo terms 2

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Geo terms 2
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  1. climate type that develops away from the influences of the ocean. the annual temperature range tends to be large and the precipitation total low

    continental climate
    cold front
    prevailing wind
    continental climate
  2. boundary between a warm air mass and an advancing cold air mass

    continental climate
    cold front
    prevailing wind
    cold front
  3. winds that are most commonly found in an area

    continental climate
    cold front
    prevailing wind
    prevailing wind
  4. monthly average temperatures added together and divided by twelve

    average annual temperature
    polar front
    jet stream
    average annual temperature
  5. stormy boundary between cold, dry polar air and warm, moist tropical air

    average annual temperature
    polar front
    jet stream
    polar front
  6. west to east movement of air in the mid latitude flowing at speeds of up to 400 kmh  and at an altitude of between 8000 and 15000m 

    average annual temperature
    polar front
    jet stream
    jet stream
  7. leading edge of an air mass

    front
    windward
    climate
    front
  8. on the side of the mountain range that faces the prevailing wind

    front
    windward
    climate
    windward
  9. weather conditions of a place averaged over a long period of time

    front
    windward
    climate
    climate
  10. invisible water vapor in the air that condenses on cool surfaces during clear nights when the wind is calm, forming water droplets

    dew
    cyclonic precipitation
    frost
    dew
  11. precipitation caused when a warm, moist air mass is forced to rise by a cool, dry air mass

    dew
    cyclonic precipitation
    frost
    cyclonic precipitation
  12. freezing conditions in which feathery crystals of ice form when vapor in the air condenses, often on a solid surface

    dew
    cyclonic precipitation
    frost
    frost
  13. climate type that is strongly influenced by the closeness of the ocean or other large body of water

    maritime climate
    wind
    climate stations
    maritime climate
  14. horizontal movement of air over the earth's surface, caused by the differences in pressure

    maritime climate
    wind
    climate stations
    wind
  15. place where climate information is gathered

    maritime climate
    wind
    climate stations
    climate stations
  16. weight of air

    air pressure
    leeward
    weather
    air pressure
  17. side of a mountain or mountain range facing away from the prevailing wind

    air pressure
    leeward
    weather
    leeward
  18. combination of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover and winds experienced daily

    air pressure
    leeward
    weather
    weather
  19. boundary between a cold air mass and an advancing warm air mass

    warm front
    convectional precipitation
    temperature range
    warm front
  20. precipitation caused on hot summer days, when heated land causes the air above it to rise

    warm front
    convectional precipitation
    temperature range
    convectional precipitation
  21. subtraction of coldest average monthly temperature from warmest average monthly temperature

    warm front
    convectional precipitation
    temperature range
    temperature range
  22. large body of air having the same moisture and temperature conditions

    air mass
    rain shadow
    condensation
    air mass
  23. area on the leeward side of the mountain with little rainfall

    air mass
    rain shadow
    condensation
    rain shadow
  24. process whereby water vapor is cooled and changes from an invisible gas to liquid water

    air mas 
    rain shadow
    condensation
    condensation
  25. effect that large bodies of water have on the climate over nearby land area. winter temperatures are warmer and summer temperatures are cooler

    maritime climate
    moderating effect
    relief precipitation
    moderating effect
  26. precipitation created when an air mass rises to cross a mountain barrier

    relief precipitation
    cyclonic precipitation
    convectional precipitaion
    relief precipitation

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