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The average year-after-year conditions of temperature and precipitation in a particular region are referred to as the region’s. weather. latitude. ecosystem. climate. All of the following factors contribute to Earth’s climate EXCEPT. latitude. longitude. transport of heat.
During a long period when there is no rainfall, a mountain lion may temporarily leave its usual hunting territory to drink from a farm pond. This behavior is probably due to
Which animal would be found in the biome that has cold to moderate winters, warm summers, fertile soils, and is home to a variety of vegetation, such as coniferous trees, broadleaf deciduous trees, flowering shrubs, and ferns?
The greenhouse effect occurs when carbon dioxide and other gases prevent heat energy from leaving the atmosphere. _________________________
A symbiotic relationship between organisms in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed is mutualism. ______________________________
Palm trees and shrubs around a small pool of water in the middle of a barren desert is an example of an ecosystem. _________________________
As a flowing-water ecosystem travels downhill from its origin, the water flow typically changes from a turbulent current to slow meanders. _________________________
The coastal ocean zone and estuaries are alike in that both are important as breeding and nesting areas for birds. _________________________
Weather differs from ____________________ in that weather can change on a daily basis and is not considered a description of year-to-year conditions of temperature and precipitation.
As shown in Figure 4–1, the climate zone that receives the most direct sunlight throughout the year lies between ____________________ and ____________________ latitudes.
Over time, some plants growing in an area are crowded out by other plants. The new plants use up water and nutrients needed by the previous plants. The disappearance of the first plants is due to ______________________________.
Predict how the tropical rain forest and desert biomes would change if Earth were 30 degrees Celsius cooler than it is today. What phenomenon keeps this from happening?
Why does a flowing-water ecosystem often support little plant life at its source? Describe how the ecosystem changes to support organisms as it flows