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abiotic biotic Distribution of organisms: influenced by both abiotic and biotic environmental factors natural selection has driven the evolution of organisms amazingly well adapted to a diversity of environmental conditions The environment includes both abiotic and biotic factors!
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The Sun and Atmospheric Circulation The earth’s annual orbit around the sun and its daily rotation on its own axis are important in determining the world climate the tropics are warmer than the temperate regions because the sun’s rays arrive almost perpendicular at regions near the equator seasonality increases as you move away from the equator
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Tilt of Earth --- Seasonal Variation combined w/ rotation of earth around sun over the year Poles: change in distant from sun tilt towards or away from sun extreme seasonality Tropics: less seasonality fig 35.1
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Solar Energy establishes: temperature variations air currents
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