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CHAPTER PAGE I THE ATMOSPHERE AND AIR CIRCULATION I
INSOLATION AND AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE AND PRECIPITATION
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ABSOLUTE MAX./MIN acid air flows air masses air movements air moves altitude annual areas arid Asia atmosphere atmospheric circulation average beneath calcium carbonate cause characteristics classification climatic region climax vegetation cloud cold condensation conifers convection cool cyclonic deciduous depressions desert develop dominant drainage drier dry season earth eastern effect energy evaporation evergreen forest front Geogr Geography grasses grassland heat high pressure horizon HUMIDITY MAX./MIN humus July lapse rate lateritic layer leaching levels low latitudes low pressure lower lowlands maps MEAN DAILY MAX./MIN MEAN REL Mediterranean metres middle latitudes moist moisture monsoon northern occur oceans parent material parent rock pedocals plants podsols polar poleward precipitation radiation rain rainfall rainforest savannah semi-arid shrubs slopes soils southern hemisphere species sub-tropical sub-tropical highs summer surface temperate tend tion trees tropical tundra type of climate usually variations vary vertical warm water vapour weather westerlies western winds winter xerophytic zone