Chapter03b - Daily Temperature Variations RECAP

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RECAP Seasonal variations  on the Earth result from Different amount of  solar energy  received at a given  location at a given time of the year Different  length of the day  (the time during which a  given latitude  receives energy from the sun) The different  response of the Earth surface  to the  incoming solar energy (oceans and continents)  The Earth orbits  the Sun on an  almost circular orbit. The Earth axis of rotation  is  tilted  with respect to the  ecliptic at 23.5 degrees.   The  inclination of the of the Earth axis  is the reason for the presence of seasons. The  angle  at which the sun rays hit  the surface of the Earth  at a given latitude changes.  The  length of the day  changes
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Parallels and Meridians Longitude : describes the location of a place on Earth  east  or  west  of a north-south line called the Prime  Meridian Meridians: lines of equal longitude Greenwich meridian : adopted at the International  Meridian Conference, Washington DC, 1886.  (Dom. Republic against, France and Brazil  abstained). Other prime meridians: Ferro, Paris… Latitude : gives the location of a place on Earth north  or south of the  equator Parallels: lines of equal latitude Tropic of cancer : 23° 26  22  north of the  Equator Tropic of Capricorn : 23° 26  22  south of the  Equator Arctic circle : 66° 33  39  north of the Equator Antarctic circle : 66° 33  39  south of the Equator
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The Sun’s position in the sky.
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course MET 1010 taught by Professor Matchev during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chapter03b - Daily Temperature Variations RECAP

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