Chapter 52 - Chapter 52: The Biosphere What causes major...

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Chapter 52: The Biosphere What causes major climatic dislocations? o Every 3-7 yrs, interactions between the upper layers of the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere produce El Nino. o In most yrs, air flows from a high pressure system over the eastern Pacific toward a low pressure system over the western Pacific. These airs move surface water from east to west and bring heavy rains Abiotic factors (sunlight, temperature, humidity, wind speed, cloud, cover, and rainfall) contribute to a region’s climate o The weather conditions prevailing over an extended period of time. o Undergo seasonal changes almost everywhere Global climate patterns- a global pattern of environmental diversity results from a latitudinal variation in incoming solar radiation, Earth’s rotation on its axis, and its orbit around the sun. o Solar radiation Earth’s spherical shape causes the variety of solar radiation from equator to the poles. As the sunlight strikes through the radiation-absorbing atmosphere to the
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