Lect. 04 climate Web

Lect. 04 climate Web - Riversides Historical Ecosystem =...

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Unformatted text preview: Riversides Historical Ecosystem = Coastal Sage Scrub Mediterranean climate: mild fall and spring, rainy mild winter, hot dry summers What is climate anyway? Climate = predictable temperature and precipitation patterns Mediterranean climate patternsfor example Why do ecologists care? Ecosystems adapted to local climates Water and temperature = growing seasons Similar ecosystems = similar climates Rain forest, for eg. = year round growing season (can you say biodiversity?) How do we explain climate patterns? On a large scale = suns rays on a round, tilted earth Includes patterns of air and water circulation Influenced by distribution of land masses Smaller scales = all of above + local topography (mountains, etc.) How do we explain climate patterns? On a large scale = suns rays on a round, tilted earth Includes patterns of air and water circulation Influenced by distribution of land masses Smaller scales = all of above + local topography (mountains, etc.) Earth tilt = variable sunshine throughout year...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course BIO 8 taught by Professor Prestongalusky during the Fall '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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