extreme environments

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lattitude
angular distnce of a place north or south of the earth's equator of a celestial object usually expressed in degrees.
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overgrazing
graze so heavily that the vegetation is damaged and the ground becomes liable to erosion.
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rain shadow
a region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing winds- bearing winds by a range of hills.
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desertification
process by which fertile land becomes desert.
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high pressure
a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average.
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precipation
rain thar falls to or condenses on the ground.
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continant
any of the world's main continuous expenses of land.
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hadley cell
insolation in tropical areas causes warm air to rise and spread polewards. heat energy is transfromed from the equator to sub tropical lattitude.
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high temperature
there is low rainfall throughout year. sun rays hit near the tropic. solar energy is concentrated in a much smaller area and therefore temperatures are high.
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moutain borders
as the winds descent inland they become increasingly dry and form a 'rain shadow' area in the interior of the contnent.
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graze so heavily that the vegetation is damaged and the ground becomes liable to erosion.

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overgrazing

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a region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing winds- bearing winds by a range of hills.

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process by which fertile land becomes desert.

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a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average.

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