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TROPIC OF CANCER
22.5 DEGREES NORTH
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
22.5 DEGREES SOUTH
POLES
High Latitudes; sun is directly over head; darkenss for 6 months; cold climate year round
WHAT CREATES THE EARTH'S CLIMATE?
Movement of air and water- warm winds and water from the Tropics move toward the poles; Gulf Stream brings warm air and water to
western Europe
WATER TEMPERATURES
Water temperatures don't change as much or as fast as land temperatures.
COASTAL AREAS
These have moderate air temperatures; large bodies of water are warming in the winter and cooler in the summer.
HURRICANES
Form the warm AO during the summer months and bring high winds and drenching rains.
TYPHOONS
These are hurricanes that form in the PO.
MONSOONS
Heavy seasonal winds that bring with it rain that helps the crops in South Asia.