What is: Clouds form as water vapor particles are carried higher in the atmosphere and they become colder. The water vapor particles lose speed and get closer together. Then they condense around tiny particles of dust, forming clouds.
A rotating funnel- shaped cloud with high winds.
Name three things that affects the climate of a city.
What is: ocean currents, mountain ranges, and altitude?
Name the three main climate zones on Earth and describe each zone.
Tropical climate zone: near the equator, receives the most insolation from the sun, high temperatures, heavy precipitation Temperate climate zone: north and south of the equator, warm summers, cool or cold winters, can get all types of precipitation Polar climate zone: near the north and south poles, short summers and long cold winters, not much precipitation