2 - Continentality: o Land cools and heats faster than...

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Crumples in the Environment Can think of North America as a funnel o Mountains on East and West leaving North and South open to climate impacts from Gulf and Arctic Appalachians formed from pre-African continental plate pushing against and merging w/ pre-North American continental plate When cold fronts catch up to warm fronts and merge, become occluded fronts
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Unformatted text preview: Continentality: o Land cools and heats faster than water so climate variation based, in part, on proximity of water Controls on Climate Latitude Water-land controls Topography Air mass dynamics Controls on Vegetation Latitude Altitude Climate and topography Soil characteristics...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOG 260 taught by Professor Florin during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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