geography1-climate project

geography1-climate project - Dave Olsen 8/1/2005 Geography...

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Dave Olsen 8/1/2005 Geography 1 Climate Project The western portion of the United States is so varied in its topography and regions that doing a study of climates is difficult. The climates of each state are unique, and while regions of the states may be similar, none of the states have exactly the same climate. There are many processes that affect the climates of the western U.S. Three of these are effects of latitude on temperature patterns, areas affected by a rain shadow, and differences in temperature patterns between marine and continental areas of similar latitude. Differences in temperature and precipitation become more dramatic the further to the north or the further inland you go. Just a quick note, all of the cities or towns that have been chosen to illustrate these processes have as many similar factors as possible. For example, the similar factors in the study on latitude are similar elevations and distance from a coast. The first process is the effects of latitude on temperature patterns. The chosen cities for this study show the dramatic differences in climates between Southern California and Alaska. These chosen cities are Torrance, CA and Anchorage, AK. Both
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