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What are the elements that are averaged to determine climates?
Temperature, precipitation, air pressure, humidity, and days of sunshine.
What are some factors that affect the climate?
Some factors are large bodies of water, ocean currents, and mountains.
What do ocean currents do to change the climate?
They bring cool and warm temperatures and moisture to coastal areas.
What is the definition of a climate?
climate- the pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years.
What are the three 'zones'?
Tropic zone, temperate zone, and polar zone.
What are the two tropics called that surround the equator?
Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Which is colder at the same altitude: a mountain or a sea?
A mountain.
Which is drier, the windward side of a mountain, or the leeward side of a mountain?
The windward side of a mountain.
What is the definition of latitude?
latitude- distance north or south of the equator
Which of the three parts of the world is the hottest?
The tropics.
What are the elements that are averaged to determine climates?
Temperature, precipitation, air pressure, humidity, and days of sunshine.
What are some factors that affect the climate?
Some factors are large bodies of water, ocean currents, and mountains.
What do ocean currents do to change the climate?
They bring cool and warm temperatures and moisture to coastal areas.
What is the definition of a climate?
climate- the pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years.
What are the three 'zones'?
Tropic zone, temperate zone, and polar zone.
What are the two tropics called that surround the equator?
Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Which is colder at the same altitude: a mountain or a sea?
A mountain.
Which is drier, the windward side of a mountain, or the leeward side of a mountain?
The windward side of a mountain.
What is the definition of latitude?
latitude- distance north or south of the equator
Which of the three parts of the world is the hottest?
The tropics.