Unformatted text preview: What determines temperature? 1. Latitude ◊ Variation in insolation ◊ Temperature 2. Location—maritime or continental—moderates 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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