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climate/weathering

Ogallala

Largest aquifer (Nebraska & Texas)

Weather

The condition of the atmosphere at any given moment

Temperature

Measures heat in the atmosphere

Climate

Average weather over a long period of time

(influence 1)

Latitude/how far you are from the equator

(influence 2)

Ocean/wind currents

(influence 3)

Elevation

Green House Effect

Traps solar energy

Convection Heat

The transfer of the heat from one area to another on earth

Ocean Currents

Moves warm equatorial water to the higher latitudes

Northern Hemisphere

clockwise

Southern Hemisphere

counterclockwise

Air Pressure

the weight of the air in the atmosphere

Cold Air

heavy

Warm Air

light

Wind

horizontal movement from high to low

High Pressure

cool air that falls, it heats and dries (regular)

Low Pressure

warm air that rises it cools and becomes wet (dessert)

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