EVPP 110 Lecture - Physical Environment - Climate and Biomes - Student - Fall 2010

EVPP 110 Lecture - Physical Environment - Climate and Biomes - Student - Fall 2010

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Physical Environment: Climate and Biomes EVPP 110 Lecture Instructor: Dr. Largen
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Climate and Biomes Ecosystem concept defined
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Climate and Biomes similar physical environments similar ecosystems “rule of climatic similarity” biome
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Climate and Biomes Biomes defined characteristic appearance distribution
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Climate and Biomes relationship between climate and life biome » approximate biomass » approximate productivity » dominant types of organisms
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Climate and Biomes distribution of biomes dependant on climate Climate definition
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Climate and Biomes Climate determined by two main factors precipitation temperature climate varies due to uneven heating of earth’s surface
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Figure: Solar radiation and latitude
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Figure: What causes the seasons?
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Climate and Biomes variations in amount of energy received from sun result in major climatic differences on earth diversity in earth’s biomes
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Climate and Biomes Climate generalities tropics are warmest poles are coldest
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Climate and Biomes Two main climatic factors precipitation temperature
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Climate and Biomes precipitation role important aspects effects on ecosystem productivity 2200 precipitation = productivity
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EVPP 110 Lecture - Physical Environment - Climate and Biomes - Student - Fall 2010

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