Human activities are having an increasing effect on Earths climate Humans and

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- Human activities are having an increasing effect on Earth’s climate. - Humans and their technology require fundamentally different sources of energy than do any other forms of life. I. KEY VOCABULARY: Biomes: desert mountain/alpine tundra temperate deciduous forests rain shadow desert grassland coniferous forest/taiga tropical rain forest Climate Controls: temperature, precipitation latitude, altitude/elevation, nearness to water, topography, prevailing winds, ocean currents, vegetation. Coriolis effect, global winds belts, global high and low pressure zones Climate Change: global warming climate change Milankovitch cycles Keeling curve hockey stick curve Vostok Ice core data greenhouse effect conduction radiation convection II. KEY CONCEPTS: 1. How is climate different from weather? 2. Explain how the seven factors that control climate affect temperature and precipitation. 3. How do climate controls determine the major biomes of the Earth and where are they found? 4. What are the natural causes of climatic change? 5. Describe the Milankovitch cycles. How do they affect the climate of the Earth? 6. Be able to interpret the various graphs that demonstrate changes in CO 2 over time. 7. Discuss human impacts on global climate.
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Freshwater Systems Enduring Understandings: - Fresh water travels from the land to the ocean along many pathways. - Human activities alter the flow and quality of the water from land to ocean. - Fresh water is a limited resource that is essential to life. - Water exists in all three states on Earth. I. KEY VOCABULARY: bed load capacity competence reservoir delta deposition discharge divide flood floodplain gradient meander natural levees oxbow lake water table solution river system suspension tributary watershed/drainage basin water cycle permeability groundwater aquifer transpiration point bar cut bank porosity Point and Nonpoint source pollution II. KEY CONCEPTS: 1. Using a map of rivers, determine the divides and area of a drainage basin.
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