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Long-term weather patterns of an area and is influenced by many different factors.
What 5 factors influence the climate?
Latitude, Orographic effect, Elevation, Large bodies of water, Ocean currents
Parallel lines measuring distance north or south of the equator. This factor contributes to all climates.
The precipitation that occurs when moist air rises up the sides of a mountain. as the air rises, it cools down and releases most of its moisture as rain or snow.
Height of a landform, such as a mountain, above sea level.
The side of a mountain range that faces the prevailing winds.
The side of a mountain range that does not face the prevailing winds.
A stream of water that flows like a river through the ocean.
Direction from which the wind most frequently blows in a given area of the country.
Includes Rain forests and Savannahs. Found near the equator, little temperature variation throughout the year, lots of rain. The Savannah has a rainy season and a dry season.
Includes the Mediterranean, Marine West Coast, and Humid Subtropical. Large bodies of water and water currents influence these climates.
Includes Deserts and Steppes. Characterized by little rainfall, and low humidity.
Includes Warm Summer, Cool Summer, and Subarctic regions. Characterized by large variations between winter and summer, and frequent precipitation.
Includes the Tundra, and Ice caps. Characterized by no trees, little precipitation, and cold temperatures.
Includes the Alpine and the Upland regions. Not only characterized by the elevation but also the orographic effect.