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Unformatted text preview: Atmosphere Chapter 3 & 4 8 Main Climate Control factors “LACE MOPS” • Latitude • Air Masses • Responsible for the changing of temperature • Source-region • Maritine (M) • Tropic mT….Warm-Wet • Polar mP… Cool-Wet “PaciFc Cold ¡ront” • Continental • Tropical cT… Hot-dry • Polar cP… Cold-dry “Canadian Cold ¡ront” • Arctic… Cold-Dry • Continentality • Large land masses (Asia ex) have dry conditions & drastic weather differences in one day • Unusual weather patterns in the middle of a large land mass • Isolates the land from moisture Earth Science Atmosphere Chapter 3 & 4, Earth Science • Elevation • As you get higher and higher the climate changes • From bottom to top 3.6 degree F per 1,000 ft • 0-600m: Tropical rain Forrest, Tierra Caliente • 600-8,000m: Montane cloud forest… Tierra templada • 2,400- 3,000m El¡n Woodlands… Tierra Fria • 3,000-4,200m Alpine meadows… Tierra helada • 4,200m & up: Ice and Snow...Tierra helada • Mountain Barriers • Warmer and dryer on the back side of a mountain “Rain Shadow Desert” • Can create “micro-climates” • Ocean Currents • Cold currents • Warm currents Earth Science Atmosphere Chapter 3 & 4, Earth Science • El Nino… gives you rain in areas that are typically dry...
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