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  1. Climate and Climate Change Test Review

  2. Thick forests that get large amounts of rain year round.

  3. Rain forests

  4. The climate of the northeastern United States

  5. Humid continental

  6. Two sources of information about ancient climates

  7. Pollen and tree rings

  8. A major cause of ozone depletion

  9. CFCs

  10. A small area with climate conditions different from those around it

  11. microclimate

  12. The cold, glacial period in Earth’s history

  13. Ice ages

  14. Scientists have linked short-term changes in climate to this

  15. Number of sunspots

  16. The average, year-after-year conditions of temperature and precipitation in an area

  17. climate

  18. What month is the south end of Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun?

  19. December

  20. In which climate are temperatures always at or below freezing?

  21. Ice cap

  22. A warm-water event in the Pacific Ocean

  23. El Nino

  24. Breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons

  25. monsoons

  26. Name two things that determine the climate of a region

  27. Temperature and precipitation

  28. The gradual increase in the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere

  29. Global warming

  30. An arid region that gets less than 25 cm of rain per year

  31. desert

  32. Gases in the atmosphere that trap heat

  33. Greenhouse gases

  34. Permanently frozen soil found in the tundra

  35. Permafrost

  36. A semiarid region that gets just enough rainfall for short grasses and low bushes to grow

  37. steppe

  38. A result of the earth’s tilted axis

  39. seasons

  40. Climate that is hot with a lot of precipitation

  41. Tropical rainy

  42. Climate that has cold winters and warm or hot summers

  43. Temperate continental

  44. Climate that is colder than regions surrounding them

  45. highlands

  46. Coldest climate

  47. Polar

  48. Climate that occurs when the amount of precipitation is less than what could evaporate

  49. dry

  50. Climate that has humid mild winters