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Chapter 16 climate

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  • 1. Section 1: What is Climate?  Climate is the pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years.  It determines the types of plants or animals that can survive, and influences how people live.
  • 2. Climate continued…  Elements that are averaged to determine climate: Temperature, Precipitation, air pressure, humidity, and days of sunshine.
  • 3. Climate…
  • 4. Factors that Affect Climate 1. Latitude: distance north or south of the equator. a. Tropics: (between 23 degrees N. and 23 degrees S.); Sun shines directly from overhead, keeping temperatures high
  • 5. Factors that Affect Climate b. Polar Zones: (66 degrees N. & 66 degrees S. to the poles) ; Sun shines at a low angle, keeping Temperatures low c. Temperate Zones: (between the tropics and the poles); Moderate Temperatures
  • 6. Climate Map
  • 7. Climate Map
  • 8. Factors that Affect Climate 2. Ocean Currents & Large Bodies of Water: a. Ocean Currents can bring cool or warm water and moisture to coastal areas b. Large bodies of water affect the climate of coastal areas by absorbing or giving off heat
  • 9. Factors that Affect Climate
  • 10. Factors that Affect Climate  3. Elevation: a. Mountains affect their own climate as well as the climates of nearby areas b. At the same latitude, the climate on a mountain is colder than the climate at sea level c. Mountains cause air to rise, cool, and condense, creating a wetter climate on the windward side of the mountain and a much drier climate on the leeward side (Chinook Winds)
  • 11. Chinook Winds
  • 12. Factors that Affect Climate  4. Cities: because of their large areas of solar radiation—absorbing pavement, cities frequently have higher temperatures that surrounding areas
  • 13. City Heat