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Week Seven Geography Warm Ups

1. What is the difference between climate and weather?

Answer: Climate - the long term weather pattern of a region. Weather - the changes in temperature and precipitation over a short period of time.

2. What are currents?

Answer: They are moving streams of water in the ocean that circulate either warm or cold water.

3. What is the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?

Answer: A typhoon is a hurricane that is formed in the Pacific Ocean.

4. Where do we find the coldest climate types such as tundra or ice cap

Answer: At the highest latitudes near the poles.

5. What type of climate recieves the smallest amound of rainfall?

Answer: Desert climates

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