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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 The Global Scope of Climate GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Week of Topic Readings Laboratory September 14 Course Introduction Chapter 1 No Labs this week September 21 Introducing Physical Geography Chapter 1 / 2 Lab 1 (odd) September 28 Earth as Rotating Planet Chapter 2 / 3 Lab 1 (even) October 5 Global Energy System Chapter 3 / 4 Lab 2 (odd) October 12 Temperature Cycles Chapter 4 No Labs this week October 19 Winds and Circulation Chapter 5 Lab 2 (even) October 26 Moisture and Precipitation/ Quiz Chapter 6 Lab 3 (odd) November 2 Weather Systems Chapter 7 Lab 3 (even) November 9 Scope of Climate Chapter 8 Lab 4 (odd) November 16 Low­Latitude Climate Chapter 9 Lab 4 (even) November 23 Mid & High­Latitude Climate Chapter 10 Lab 5 ( ALL ) November 30 Review Review GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] The final examination schedule has been posted. Geography 1F91 is on Mon. Dec. 21 from 19:00 ­ 22:00 in WCDVIS Announcements GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Your Lab #5 has been posted on Sakai/Isaak It is due on the last day of classes Thursday December 3 by 4pm Labs to be deposited in Geography Drop Box NO LATE LABS WILL BE ACCEPTED Climate GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Climate is defined as the average weather of a region Climate may be described using measures of: Daily net radiation Barometric pressure Wind speed and direction Cloud cover Precipitation type and intensity Temperature Keys to Climate GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Latitude : Temperature range is lower in equatorial regions, and higher in polar regions as result of insolation Coastal – Continental location : Temperature range is lower in coastal regions, and higher in continental regions as result of differential heating and cooling over land and water surfaces Air moisture holding capacity : Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. Colder regions generally receive less precipitation than warmer areas Temperature regimes GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Temperature regimes (climographs) : Patterns of mean monthly temperature and precipitation Time Cycles of Climate GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Temperature regimes (climographs) : Annual cycles of precipitation and temperature averaged over many years Climate GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Understanding Climographs GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Time Cycles of Climate Global Precipitation GEOG 1F91 – Physical Geography – The Global Scope of Climate [email protected] Global precipitation patterns largely determined by air masses and their movements Global Precipitation Pattern Produced by...
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