Geography: Ch 3

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  1. the short-term changes in the air for a given place and time
    WEATHER
  2. a region's average weather conditions over a long period of time
    CLIMATE
  3. winds that blow in the same direction over large areas of Earth
    PREVAILING WINDS
  4. large streams of surface seawater; they move heat around Earth
    OCEAN CURRENTS
  5. the place where two air masses of different temperatures or moisture content meet
    FRONT
  6. a seasonal wind that brings either dry or moist air
    MONSOON
  7. an area of tall grasses and scattered trees and shrubs
    SAVANNA
  8. the place where a plant or animal lives
    HABITAT
  9. no longer here; a species that has died out has become ________
    EXTINCT
  10. decayed plant or animal matter;  it helps soil support abundant plant life
    HUMUS
  11. the spread of desert-like conditions
    DESERTIFICATION
  12. any material in nature that people use and value
    NATURAL RESOURCE
  13. a resource that Earth replaces naturally, such as water, soil, trees, plants, and animals
    RENEWABLE RESOURCE
  14. a semidry grassland or prairie; often bordering deserts
    STEPPE
  15. permanently frozen layers of soil
    PERMAFROST
  16. a group of plants and animals that depend on each other for survival, and the environment in which they live
    ECOSYSTEM
  17. a resource that cannot be replaced naturally;  coal and petroleum are examples of this
    NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE
  18. the clearing of trees
    DEFORESTATION
  19. nonrenewable resources that formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals; coal, petroleum, and natural gas are all examples of this
    FOSSIL FUELS
  20. the production of electricity from waterpower, such as from running water
    HYDROELECTRIC POWER

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littleg.ward
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Geography: Ch 3
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2013-12-12 03:32:40
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First semester Geography words
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