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Weather day-to-day condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place climate the average, year after year conditions of temperature and precipitation in a region greenhouse effect the natural situation where heat is retained by a layer of greenhouse gases polar zone cold ares where the sun's rays strike Earth at a very low angle temperate zone between polar and tropical zones, they are more affected by the changing angle of the the sun over the course of the year
tropical zone near the equator, very hot What is the greenhouse effect? Carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and a few other atmospheric gases trap heat energy and maintain Earth's temperature range What are the main factors that determine Earth's climate? trapping of heat by the atmosphere, the latitude, the transport of heat by winds and ocean currents, and the amount of precipitation that results Describe two ways in which heat is transported in the biosphere. wind and ocean currents biotic factors living influences on organisms within an ecosystem
abiotic factors nonliving factors that shape ecosystems habitat area where an organism lives niche

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