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Page 1 Weather:  What is happening right now Climate:  Weather over a long period of time What determines climate: Temperature -  Rainfall  Climate we live in: Temperate  Temperature  Determined by amount of incoming solar radiation (changes depending on proximity to the  equator); Further from the equator - the less amount of sunlight we get  Earth orbits affects the amount of heat on a daily basis  Earth goes around the sun - gives us seasons (some seasons get more sunlight) Factors that affect the incoming amount of solar radiation: 
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Unformatted text preview: Latitude Rotation Orbit Global patterns of air movement Winds move from west to east Weather systems move from west to east across country Wind takes place above earth, and the earth spins underneath What causes currents: Salinity Page 2 Gasses in the atmosphere also affect temperature Greenhouses gases (come from burning fossil fuels) Land topeagraphy: As you go up - temperature increases, vegitation zones change...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENVIRO 101 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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