Chapter 1, Lesson 2 Weather and Climate Study guide questions

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True or False-Tropical climates are near the equator.

True

True or False-Tropical climates are near the equator.

False

True or False-Subarctic climates have cold periods in the summer.

False

True or False-Temperate climates are moderate in temperature, neither very hot nor very cold.

True

Two major factors of weather and climate.

Temperature and precipitation

Another major part of climate

water in the air

The _________ converts water from the oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams into water vapor, which can form into drops that fall back to the earth as rain or snow.

Sun

_____________ of the earth is covered by water.

Three-fourths or 3/4

What type of climate covers most of the United States?

Temperate

Name 3 factors that affect climate.

1)Distance from the equator
2) How far a place is from a large body of water
3) elevation

Name ways to describe weather.

Freezing, chilly, mild, rainy, moderate, brisk, pleasant, hot, steaming, fair

What is the difference between weather and climate?

Weather is the condition of the air at a certain time and place.
Climate is the weather of a place averaged over a long period of time.

List 4 major types of climate found in the world.

Tropical, Polar, Subarctic, and Temperate

5 types of climates found in the US

Temperate, Tropical, Subarctic, Polar, and Subtropical

What parts of the earth have the coldest climate?

places farthest from the equator

Is it possible to find snow on a very tall mountain near an equator? Why or why not?

Yes, the temperature is lower the higher you go above sea level.

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