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Weather / Climate / Seasons

terms related to weather, climate, and the seasons of the year

weathershort-term conditions of the atmosphere
climatelong=term conditions of the atmosphere
rotationmovement of the earth that causes day and night
revolutionmovement of the earth that, along with the tilt, causes seasons
axistitled 23 1/2 degrees
equinoxwhen the sun is directly over the equator
solsticemarks the beginning of summer and winter
tropicshot climates year round
evaporationchange from a liquid to a gas
condensationchange from a gas to a liquid
Gulf Streamwarm ocean current
elevationhigher up means cooler temperature
orbitpath of the earth around the sun

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