2017-07-29T09:37:29+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Climate, Steppe, Climate of Mars, Intertropical Convergence Zone, Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic multidecadal oscillation, Greenhouse gas, Humidity, Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, Subtropical ridge, Sertão, Altitudinal zonation, Nuclear winter, Subtropics, Mediterranean climate, Tropical climate, Dimethyl sulfide, Monsoon, Global warming in the Arctic, Vidas Secas, Vinod Thomas, Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower, Westerlies, Andrews Forest, Impact winter, Earth rainfall climatology, Pluvial, Atmospheric temperature range, Sea ice thickness, Agreste, History of climate change science, Climate state, Atmospheric temperature, Climate of the Arctic, Effects of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation in the United States, Ice cap climate flashcards


  • Climate
    Climate is the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval.
  • Steppe
    In physical geography, a steppe (Old Russian: степ [step], grassland) is an ecoregion, in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biomes, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.
  • Climate of Mars
    The climate of Mars has been an issue of scientific curiosity for centuries, not least because Mars is the only terrestrial planet whose surface can be directly observed in detail from the Earth with help from a telescope.
  • Intertropical Convergence Zone
    The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), known by sailors as the doldrums, is the area encircling the earth near the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds come together.
  • Atlantic hurricane season
    The Atlantic hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Atlantic multidecadal oscillation
    The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is an ocean current that is thought to affect the sea surface temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean based on different modes on multidecadal timescales.
  • Greenhouse gas
    A greenhouse gas (abbrev. GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range.
  • Humidity
    Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air.
  • Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important trace gas in Earth's atmosphere currently constituting about 0.
  • Subtropical ridge
    The subtropical ridge, also known as the subtropical high or horse latitudes, is a significant belt of atmospheric high pressure situated around the latitudes of 30°N in the Northern Hemisphere and 30°S in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Sertão
    The Sertão (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɛɦˈtɐ̃w̃], "outback" or "backcountry") is one of the four sub-regions of the northeast of Brazil.
  • Altitudinal zonation
    Altitudinal zonation in mountainous regions describes the natural layering of ecosystems that occurs at distinct altitudes due to varying environmental conditions.
  • Nuclear winter
    Nuclear winter (also known as atomic winter) is a hypothesized global climatic effect most often considered a potential threat following a countervalue (or city-targeted), nuclear war, as a result of city and natural wildfire firestorms.
  • Subtropics
    The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropic circle of latitude at 23.
  • Mediterranean climate
    A mediterranean climate /ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/ is the climate typical of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin.
  • Tropical climate
    A tropical climate is a climate typically found within the tropics, while a few locations outside the Tropics are considered to have a tropical climate.
  • Dimethyl sulfide
    Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) or methylthiomethane is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2S.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon (UK: /mɒnˈsuːn/; US: /mɑːnˈsuːn/) is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.
  • Global warming in the Arctic
    File:Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Comparison.
  • Vidas Secas
    Vidas Secas (Pre-Reform spelling: Vidas Sêcas, literally "Dry Lives"; translated into English as Barren Lives) is a novel by twentieth-century Brazilian writer Graciliano Ramos, written in 1938.
  • Vinod Thomas
    Vinod Thomas (born in Thiruvananthapuram, India) is Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower
    The Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower (CCT) is a 34-meter research tower installed in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway, for the study of various physical parameters in the boundary layer of the lower troposphere.
  • Westerlies
    The Westerlies, anti-trades, or Prevailing Westerlies, are prevailing winds from the west toward the east in the middle latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees latitude.
  • Andrews Forest
    The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, commonly referred to as Andrews Forest, is located near Blue River, Oregon, United States, and is managed cooperatively by the United States Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon State University, and the Willamette National Forest.
  • Impact winter
    An impact winter is a hypothesized period of prolonged cold weather due to the impact of a large asteroid or comet on the Earth's surface.
  • Earth rainfall climatology
    Earth rainfall climatology Is the study of rainfall a sub-field of Meteorology.
  • Pluvial
    In geology and climatology, a pluvial is either a modern climate characterized by relatively high precipitation or an interval of time of variable length, decades to thousands of years, during which a climate characterized by either relatively high precipitation or humidity.
  • Atmospheric temperature range
    Atmospheric temperature range is the numerical difference between the minimum and maximum values of temperature observed in a given location during a period of time (e.g., in a given day, month, year, century) or the average (average of all temperature ranges in a period of time).
  • Sea ice thickness
    Sea ice thickness spatial extent, and open water within ice packs can vary rapidly in response to weather and climate.
  • Agreste
    The agreste (Portuguese pronunciation: [aˈɡɾɛʃti]) is a narrow zone of Brazil in the states of Rio Grande do Norte Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia between the coastal forest zona da mata and the semiarid sertão.
  • History of climate change science
    The history of the scientific discovery of climate change began in the early 19th century when ice ages and other natural changes in paleoclimate were first suspected and the natural greenhouse effect first identified.
  • Climate state
    The main climate state change is between periodical glacial and interglacial cycles in Earth history, studied from climate proxies.
  • Atmospheric temperature
    Atmospheric temperature is a measure of temperature at different levels of the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Climate of the Arctic
    The climate of the Arctic is characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers.
  • Effects of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation in the United States
    The El Niño–Southern Oscillation affects the location of the jet stream, which alters rainfall patterns across the West, Midwest, the Southeast, and throughout the tropics.
  • Ice cap climate
    An ice cap climate is a polar climate where the temperature never or almost never exceeds 0 °C (32 °F).