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Lecture 4: Earth’s regional climates
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Quiz 1 review
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Learning Outcomes Be aware that there are many different climate types on Earth today and why Identify the climate zones containing parts of the cryosphere and be able to explain their spatial and temporal distribution Understand that the climate system is characterized by change and be able to give examples of how we learn about past climate changes
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Weather vs. Climate Weather the state of the atmosphere at a given time & place: temperature air pressure humidity cloudiness wind speed & direction Climate average weather over a long period of time (30 yrs or more) in a given place
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Earth’s Climates: The Koeppen System Distinguishes different climates by using boundaries in vegetation types associated with characteristic temperature and precipitation patterns.
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Earth’s Climates: The Koeppen System Major climate types in this system: - Tropical - Dry - Mild midlatitude - Severe midlatitude - Polar - Highland You do not have to memorize all the Koeppen subtypes, but you should be able to recognize the diversity of climate on Earth and suggest why they exist where they do.
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Earth’s Climates: The Koeppen System
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Earth’s Climates: The Koeppen System Regions important for the cryosphere 1.
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  • Winter '15
  • ferguson
  • Atmosphere, past climate, Cryosphere

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