05 - climate - Lecture 5: 26 and 28 January Announcements:

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1 Landform Geography: Climate Zones and Types (Ch. 8) Lecture 5: 26 and 28 January Lecture outline: 1. Introduction Climate definition, climate classifications, and relevance to landform geography 2 Köppen Climate Classification Announcements: 1. Exam 1 is two weeks from today 2. Lab quiz #1 this week 2. First order classification, SC’s climate 3. Climate Change Make sure to review “Focus” section on p. 251: “Paleoclimatology at Dome C, Antarctic Next Topic = Soils (Ch. 12) Introduction Weather – atmospheric conditions at a given time and place http://www.wunderground.com/cgi Climate–long term behavior of weather over time 1. Introduction Factors influencing the climate (not climate classification) Latitude–d istance from Equator Proximity to ocean (land water heating/cooling 1. Introduction differences) Elevation Several different climate classification systems–(mod if ied) Köppen (1936) used here depends on temperature and precipitation Empirical (based on #’s) classification Average annual temperature Average monthly temperature Average annual precipitation Average monthly precipitation Criticisms of system, does not consider Wind Tt t 1. Introduction Temperature extremes
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1. Introduction http://www.climate charts.com/World Climate Maps.html 1. Introduction http://www.climate charts.com/World Climate Maps.html FYI….When “Climate Change” is reported it often only presents temperature change… See http://www.epa.gov/climatechan ge/basicinfo.html …more later! 1. Introduction http://www.wunderground.com/data/images/latest_monthlytempanomaly.gif http://www.wunderground.com/climate/ Relevance to Landform Geography? 1. Introduction
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05 - climate - Lecture 5: 26 and 28 January Announcements:

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