Chapter 1, Lesson 2 Weather and Climate Study guide questions

Study guide questions
True or False-Tropical climates are near the equator.
True or False-Tropical climates are near the equator.
True or False-Subarctic climates have cold periods in the summer.
True or False-Temperate climates are moderate in temperature, neither very hot nor very cold.
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.
_____________ of the earth is covered by water.
Three-fourths or 3/4
What type of climate covers most of the United States?
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.