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Shield Volcano
It has a wide base and shallow sides. They are formed by lava with a low silica content. It is non explosive
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Composite volcanoes
It has a narrow base and shallow sides. It is formed by lava that has high silica content. It is very explosive.
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HIC,MIC,LIC
High Income Country, Middle Income Country,Low Income Country
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Quaternary Period
The geological time segments which began approximately 1.8 million years ago.
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Tertiary Period
This lasted over 65 million years ago until the Quternary begin 1.8 million years ago.
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Albedo effect
Where the reflectivety of the surface like snow and ice, then more solar radiation is reflected back into space.
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Polar Front
Is the bondary bettween cold polar air to the north, and warm tropical air to the south.
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North atlantic drift
An ocean current in the North Atlantic Ocean which draws surface water warmed from passing close to the Equator northwards, past the western coast of the UK.
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Seasonality
Referes to how the climate varies throughout the year
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Relief
How flat, hilly or mountanious the land is. A varied relief is where the altitude of the land changes over a small area.
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Changing Climate
Key definitions
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Latitude
Distance from the Equator, 0*. The closer to the Equator, The lower the latitude
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It has a narrow base and shallow sides. It is formed by lava that has high silica content. It is very explosive.

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Composite volcanoes

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High Income Country, Middle Income Country,Low Income Country

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The geological time segments which began approximately 1.8 million years ago.

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This lasted over 65 million years ago until the Quternary begin 1.8 million years ago.

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