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<ul><li><p>Climate FactorsCy WoodsWorld Geography2012-2013</p></li><li><p>What is climate?Climate what is the weather generally like there?Climate is weather over a long period of time</p><p>Siberia?</p><p>Sahara Desert?Amazon Rainforest?Chicago, Illinois?What is the climate of Texas?</p></li><li><p>ElevationElevation: the distance above sea levelHow high is the location?The higher in elevation you are, the colder it is.Mt. Fuji, JapanNotice that the top of most tall mountain peaks is covered with snow, and the base is not.Thats why people who climb Mt. Everest have to wear heavy coats</p></li><li><p>Factors influencing climate4 major factors can influence climateElevationLatitudeWind Systems and Ocean CurrentsContinentality </p></li><li><p>ElevationMountains can affect climate greatlyWet clouds cool as they move up a side of a mountain, eventually getting heavy enough to begin to snow.The clouds then become dry as the move over to the other side of the mountain, leaving that side more like a desert.</p><p>The term for the dry side of the mountain is called?</p></li><li><p>Things that impact climateElevation</p></li><li><p>3 zones Low, Middle (Temperate), HighLow Latitude TropicsLow numbers (0 - 23.5 N &amp; S)</p><p>Middle Latitude TemperateMid numbers (23.5 S - 60 S &amp; 23.5 N - 60 N)</p><p>High Latitude Polar High numbers (60 S - 90 S &amp; 60 N - 90 N)</p><p>WHERE DO MOST PEOPLE LIVE? -- Temperate ZonesThings that affect ClimateLATITUDE</p></li><li><p>LatitudeWhich latitudes get the most precipitation?Which climate zone would that be?</p></li><li><p>Wind CurrentsWind currents move cold and warm air around the earth</p><p>Low pressure air &amp; high pressure air</p></li><li><p>For thousands of years, ship travel was dependent on the wind and ocean currents.</p></li><li><p>Why does the Great Plains of the USA have more tornadoes than any place in the world?The cold wind currents from the Rockies clash with the warm wind currents from the Gulf of Mexico.</p></li><li><p>Ocean CurrentsAct like rivers of water flowing through the oceanPushes cold or warm water around the earth</p><p>Ocean currents affect the high or low pressure that determines windsOcean &amp; wind currents work together</p></li><li><p>Things that impact climateWind and Ocean CurrentsNorth Atlantic Drift</p></li><li><p>ContinentalityProximity to the ocean:Areas closer to the ocean have more of a constant year round temperature, whether hot or cold</p><p>Areas farther away from the ocean experience more extremes in variation of temperatureIt gets really hot in summer, then really cold in winter</p><p>This is called CONTINENTALITY!Russia and Midwest US are two examples of this</p></li><li><p>Things that impact climateContinentality</p></li><li><p>AssignmentLook up your three assigned cities around the world. Explain as much about their climate as possible using only the maps on pg. A2-A5 and the information from the climate map on page 60. </p><p>Write down, based on the factors discussed what the climate of these cities might be like.</p></li><li><p>GROUP A1. London2. Kinshasa, Dem Rep of Congo (Africa)3. BombayGROUP BSeattleMoscowSydneyGROUP CRomeRiyadh (Saudi Arabia)TokyoGROUP DBrazillia, BrazilBeijing, ChinaChicago, Illinois</p><p>GROUP ELima, PeruMiami, FloridaOuogadougou,Burkina Faso </p><p>**</p></li></ul>


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