The Global Scope of Climate

The Global Scope of - The Global Scope of Climate OVERVIEW This chapter brings together many of the ideas of the previous chapters and introduces

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Unformatted text preview: The Global Scope of Climate OVERVIEW This chapter brings together many of the ideas of the previous chapters and introduces you to the processes and factors that produce different climates on the earth. Individual climates are further discussed in chapters 8 and 9. • The climate of an area refers to the average weather conditions over a long period of time based on measurements of temperature and precipitation. • Important principles to help you understand climate are: o Low-latitude locations have warmer temperatures and smaller annual temperature ranges than high-latitude locations. o Continental locations tend to have much larger annual temperature ranges than coastal locations at the same latitude. o Colder locations tend to have less precipitation than warm locations because warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. o The basic control on...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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The Global Scope of - The Global Scope of Climate OVERVIEW This chapter brings together many of the ideas of the previous chapters and introduces

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