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world geo. chapter 2

climate/weathering
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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)