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Largest aquifer (Nebraska & Texas)


The condition of the atmosphere at any given moment


Measures heat in the atmosphere


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)


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


Southern Hemisphere


Air Pressure

the weight of the air in the atmosphere

Cold Air


Warm Air



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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