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Unit 4 Lessons 4 - 7. Vocabulary. a gradual increase in average global temperatures. global warming. the size and shape of the land features of a region, including relief. topography. the distance north or south of the Equator; expressed in degrees. latitude.

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a pattern of meteorological symbols that represents the weather at a particular observing station and that is recorded on a weather map

station model

greenhouse effect

the warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Earth that occurs when water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases absorb and reradiate solar energy

greenhouse effect

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a destructive rotating column of air that has very high wind speed, and that may be visible as a funnel shaped cloud

tornado

a usually brief heavy storm that consists of rain strong winds thunder and lightning

a usually brief, heavy storm that consists of rain, strong winds, thunder, and lightning

thunderstorm

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a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind that occurs at or near the ocean’s surface

surface current

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a local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as those from ahurricane

storm surge

the scientific study of earth s atmosphere especially in relation to weather and climate

the scientific study of Earth’s atmosphere, especially in relation to weather and climate

meteorology

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the short term state of the atmosphere including temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and visibility

weather

hurricane

a severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose strong winds of more that 119 km/h spiral in toward the intensely low-pressure center

hurricane

a long period of climatic cooling during which the continents are glaciated repeatedly

a long period of climatic cooling during which the continents are glaciated repeatedly

ice age

the process of predicting atmospheric conditions by collecting and analyzing atmospheric data

the process of predicting atmospheric conditions by collecting and analyzing atmospheric data

weather forecasting

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an electric discharge that takes place between two oppositely charged surfaces such as between a cloud and the ground

lightning

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