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Unformatted text preview: What determines temperature? 1. Latitude Variation in insolation Temperature 2. Locationmaritime or continentalmoderates that variation Offshore ocean currents influences the temperature Climate Classification Temperature Patterns Latitude: temperatures drop from equator to poles Location: continental interiors have greater range in temperature than coastal regions Elevation: temperatures drop with elevation Climate Classification Climograph : graph on which two or more climate variables are plotted for each month of the year A climograph shows annual cycles of monthly mean (average) air temperature and monthly mean (average) precipitation for a location...
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.
- Spring '10