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Taino people 104 Tambora volcano 60 tangential velocity 79 technology 151-152 tectonic plates 43, 48. See also plate tectonics temperate zone 156 temperature constants 100 temperature inversion layer 103, 104 thermocline 113

thermohaline circulation (THC) 6, 7, 113-114, 119. See also great ocean conveyor belt thermosphere 11, 12 Three Mile Island 133, 134 thunderstorm 87, 107, 115 Times Beach, Missouri 133-134 tornadoes 88, 89, 98 total solar irradiance (TSI) 60 toxic waste accidents 133-137 trace gases 10 trade winds 81-87 transform plates 44 transpiration 34, 35 trenches 44

tropical cyclones 77, 104, 108, 115. See also hurricanes tropical depression 108 tropical disturbance 107 tropical forests 23 tropical storm 108 Tropics 66, 81, 93 troposphere 11, 12 TSI (total solar irradiance) 60 tundra 139 Tyndall, John 175c typhoons 77

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