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2 3 weather and climate

  1. 1. Weather vs. Climate ● Weather Condition of the air and sky from day to day. Typically measured by temp. and precipitation Weather channel.. ● Climate What usually happens from year to year. Average over a long period of time (30+ years). Almanac...
  2. 2. Why Climates Vary.. ● Latitude: Low- Hot Middle- Temperate High-Cold
  3. 3. Water ● Oceans help distribute Earth's heat and shape climates. ● Warm water flows away from the Equator, and cold water flows towards the Equator.
  4. 4. Bodies of Water... St. Louis San Francisco Water changes temp. slower than land...
  5. 5. Air ● Winds and air currents move heat and moisture b/w different parts of the Earth. ● Warm air rises, cold air sinks.
  6. 6. Elevation/Terrain
  7. 7. Questions 1. Explain the difference between weather and climate? 2. Identify 3 ways climate is influenced by? 3. How does latitude affect climate? 4. How do mountains affect neighboring climates?
  8. 8. Climate Zones ● Climate Zones: regions/zones that grouped together that have similar climates. (typically temperature & precipitation) 1. Tropical Wet 2. Tropical Wet & Dry 3. Humid Subtropical 4. Mediterranean 5. Humid Continental 6. Arid 7. Semiarid 8. Highland
  9. 9. Climate Zones
  10. 10. Climate Zones

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