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Reflection e Albedo – e Capacity of a surface to reflect sun’s energy – expressed as a percentage. e High albedo – high percentage of reflection – less absorption, cooler temps e Low albedo – low percentage of reflection , more absorption, higher temps e Snow and ice (high) – e Forests (low) e Horizontal Movement of Air e Advection- horizontal transfer of heat. e Frontal systems e Control’s of Earth’s Surface Temperatures e Latitude e Land and Water Distribution e Ocean Currents e Altitude e Landform Barriers e Human Activity
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Unformatted text preview: e Latitude e Most important control on temperature e Temp typically cools as you move towards the poles. e The only exception is near the equator compared to areas just south and north. e Heavy cloud cover in the region. e Ocean Currents – modify air temperatures at locations, especially coastal locations (affects the climate of the area) e Gulf Stream e Impacts on Eastern U.S. e Impacts on Northern Europe e California Current e Impacts on West Coast of U.S....
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