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The Global Scope of Climate

The Global Scope of Climate - OVERVIEW .Individual

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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
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  • Fall '09
  • Precipitation, ITC, Uniformly distributed precipitation, global precipitation regions, yearly precipitation patterns, Precipitation maximum

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