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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10: Climate Systems and Climate Change...

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Chapter 10: Climate Systems and Climate Change I. Introduction I.a. Weather vs. Climate I.a.i. Weather: given time and place I.a.ii. Climate: constituted by patterns of weather over many years including its variability and extremes I. Earth's Climate System and Its Classification I.a. Climatology : study of climate and its variability; analyzes long-term weather patterns over time and space and the controls that produce Earth's diverse climatic conditions I.a. Climatic Regions : groups/categories of one type of climatic analysis that locates areas of similar weather statistics I.a. On land, basic climatic regions determine the location of the world's major ecosystems called biomes (forests, grasslands, savannas, tundras, and deserts) I.a. Climate cycles are never really stable so ecosystems are in a constant state of adaptation and response I.a. Principal elements of climate: I.a.i. Insolation: the energy input for climate system, varies on Earth by latitude I.a.i. Temperature: varies daily and seasonally; controlled by latitude,
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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10: Climate Systems and Climate Change...

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