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AOSC 200 Lesson 22
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Past and present climates weather - short time fluctuations climate – long-term behavior - location - time - average and extremes climate controls - latitude - elevation - topography - proximity to large bodies of water - atmospheric circulation
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THE CHANGING CLIMATE Climate involves more than just the atmosphere. Climate may be broadly defined as the long-term behavior of global environmental system “To understand fully and to predict changes in the atmospheric component of the climate system. one must first understand the sun, oceans, ice sheets, solid earth, and all forms of life" Thus we talk about a climate system consisting of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, solid earth, biosphere and cryosphere. Climate system involves the exchange of energy and moisture among these components
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Fig. 14-3, p. 414
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Climate Zones In the three cell model discussed before the intersections were shown at 30 and 60 degrees latitude. However these intersections move over the year. In the winter they move South. In the summer they move North. This is because the axis of rotation of the earth is tilted with respect to the sun-earth
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