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Earth Systems

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  • 1. WORLD GEOGRAPHY Climate and Earth Systems
  • 2. MAKE a Slideshow, a Glogster or a poster: Geography Themes Using the same theme of place, create a slide show using that theme. Your slide show should have exactly ten (10) slides, not including one introduction slide. Remember that place is something that identifies a location as unique----something that sets it apart from other spots. You might try "the ugliest places in the world," the funniest places in the world," the scariest places in the world." Or you might try using just Utah, your own neighborhood, city.... GRADING RUBRIC: FIRST SLIDE NAMES THE THEME YOU ARE USING FOR PLACE AND DEFINES PLACE: 10 PTS EACH SLIDE SHOWS THE CORRECT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION THAT FITS YOUR THEME: 10 PTS (2 PTS PER SLIDE)
  • 3. PRACTICE
  • 4. APPLICATION Think of a situation when latitude and longitude might be useful.
  • 5. OCEAN CURRENTS AND CLIMATE There are two types of ocean currents: 1. Surface Currents 10% 400 m 2. Deep Water Circulation Thermohaline Circulation 90% move around by density differences and gravity
  • 6. TWO FORCES AFFECT CURRENTS Primary Forces: Solar heating, wind, gravity, Coriolis Effect (all free fluids flow in response to the earth’s rotation---northern clockwise and southern counterclockwise). Secondary: Where the water flows
  • 7. WIND PATTERNS
  • 8. CLIMATE What is Climate???
  • 9. THE THREE DETERMINANTS OF CLIMATE Latitude Closeness to a Large Body of Water Nearness to the Center of a Large Land Mass
  • 10. WHAT IS A DESERT Less than 10 inches of precipitation a year.
  • 11. WORLD DESERTS