Climate2006 - Climate Key Ideas Climate is an area's...

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Climate
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Key Ideas Climate is an area’s average weather conditions - especially temperature and precipitation - over a long time. The climate of a region is determined by incoming solar radiation, global patterns of air and water movement, gases in the atmosphere, and major features of the earth’s surface. The location of terrestrial biomes such as deserts, grasslands, and forests is determined mostly by climate and human activities that remove or alter vegetation.
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Key Ideas Continued Saltwater and freshwater aquatic life zones cover almost three-fourths of the earth’s surface. Human activities are disrupting and degrading many of the ecological and economic services provided by the earth’s terrestrial biomes and aquatic systems.
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Natural Greenhouse Effect Starr. Biology: Concepts and Applications . 2000
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Global Air Circulation and Biomes Miller. Environmental Science . 2006
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Global Patterns of Prevailing Winds Miller. Environmental Science . 2006
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Dust Blowing from Sahara Desert
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Rain Shadow Effect Miller. Environmental Science . 2006
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Earth’s Current Climate Zones Miller. Environmental Science . 2006
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Earth’s Major Biomes Miller. Environmental Science
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