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Glossary of Natural Environments - Geography

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Latitude
How far a place is, North or South of the Equator
Prevailing Winds
The direction of the winds which usually come.
Relief
The Shape and height of the land.
Cool Summers are due to...?
Wind blowing over cool surfaces
SUCH AS:
- Land in the Winter
- Sea in the summer!




Mild Winters are due to..?
Wind blowing over warm areas such as
- Sea in WINTER
- Land in SUMMER

OMG WHAT IS FRONTAL RAIN!?!!!??!
Frontal rain falls when WARM air has to rise over COLD air!
WHAT IS RELIEF RAIN OMGOMGOMG?!
Relief rain falls when WARM, MOIST air is forced to RISE over MOUNTAINSSS!!!
WHAT IS CONVECTIONAL RAIN?!
IT occuurs MAINLY IN SUMMERS.
IT OCCURS WHEN THE HEATED GROUND WARMS THE AIR NEXT TO IT. The warm air rises, causing thunderstorms :S
Canopy?
A canopy is an ALMOST unbroken top layer of trees which acts like a roof over a tropical rainforest.
Buttresssss rooooottttsss :D
They are ROOTS THATT STAND ABOVE THE GROUND TO SUPPORT LARGE TREEESS.
WHAT THE HELL IS EVERGREEN :O
Um.
Ever green.
E-V-E-R-G-R-E-E-N.
Theyre trees that ALWAYS have SOME green leaves growing throughout the year! DUHHH.


Scrub
Small , stunted trees and bushessss :)
HUMUSS
Remains of plants and animals left in the soil
MUST KNOW FOSSIL FUELS?!?! FOSSILLL FUEEELSSSS :s
Fuels like coal, oil, gas formed from the remains of and plants millions of years ago,


They give off CO2. :(


WHATS AN ECOOOOSYSTEM.
A COMMUNITY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVING TOGETHER IN THE ENVIRONMENT. EACH PART OF THE ECOSYSTEN IS LINKED TO THE OTHER PARTS.
What is a NON-LIVING ENVIRONMENT?~
ITTTT IZZ THE PART OF OUR SURROUNDINGS CONATINING NON LIVING FEATURES SUCH AZZZZ
- WATER
- AIR
- SOLAR ENERGY
- ROCKS
- SOILS :)




WHAT IS A BIOME :??
IT IS A VERY LARGE ECOSYSTEM LIKEE..LIKE
A RAINFOREST OR A..
CONIFEROUS FOREST.

NATURAL vegetation?!
Vegetation that has not been affected by human activity.

What is Deforestation????
The clearing and destruction of forests. It leads to SOILLL EROSION.

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