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18 terms
GLOBAL CLIMATE
Weather
Climate
Rain shadow
Ocean Currents
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
The low-rainfall region that exists on the leeward (downwind)…
Global patterns created from the movement of the oceans such…
Weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
Climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
15 terms
Global Climate
tropical zone
temperate zones
Polar zones
Rain Shadow Effect
between 23.5o north (the tropic of Cancer) and 23.5o south (t…
between 23.5o and 66.5o north and between 23.5o and 66.5o sou…
between 66.5o north and south latitudes and the poles. The su…
An area having relatively little precipitation due to the eff…
tropical zone
between 23.5o north (the tropic of Cancer) and 23.5o south (t…
temperate zones
between 23.5o and 66.5o north and between 23.5o and 66.5o sou…
10 terms
Global Climate
altitude
climate
glaciers
ice age
the distance above sea level
the average weather conditions, year after year, in a certain…
huge sheets of ice
a period in which huge sheets of ice covered large parts of E…
altitude
the distance above sea level
climate
the average weather conditions, year after year, in a certain…
30 terms
Global Climate
disastrous consequences of the greenho…
dangerous carbon dioxide
to accumulate at an alarming pace
to trap the heat in the atmosphere
katastrophale Auswirkungen des Treibhauseffekts
gefährliches Kohlendioxid (CO2)
sich mit beängstigender Geschwindigk. ansammeln
die Hitze in Atmosphere festhalten
disastrous consequences of the greenho…
katastrophale Auswirkungen des Treibhauseffekts
dangerous carbon dioxide
gefährliches Kohlendioxid (CO2)
36 terms
Global Climate Patterns
Convection
fluid
Radiation
Conduction
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
A substance that flows (liquid or gas)
The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
Heat transfer by direct contact
Convection
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
fluid
A substance that flows (liquid or gas)
81 terms
Global Climate
What does terrestrial ecosystem depend…
What does the geographic variation in…
vegetation is usually more dense and v…
what is the difference between the cli…
- dominant plants = reflection of prevailing conditions ... - bi…
the large scale distributions of plants and thus terrestrial…
false
climate - averages of rainfall temperature light wind speed…
What does terrestrial ecosystem depend…
- dominant plants = reflection of prevailing conditions ... - bi…
What does the geographic variation in…
the large scale distributions of plants and thus terrestrial…
17 terms
Global Climate
What is climate?
What is microclimate?
What is mesoclimate?
What is macroclimate?
Average conditions of atmosphere in a region
climate near/on the ground surface
Climate of a small of the Earth's surface, from a few acres t…
Climate of a state or country
What is climate?
Average conditions of atmosphere in a region
What is microclimate?
climate near/on the ground surface
12 terms
Global Climates
Ice Cap
Desert
Humid Subtropical
Marine West Coast
Located at the North and South Poles, it is the coldest clima…
Located on all continents except Europe, it has less than 10…
Located on the southeastern parts of continents, hurricanes a…
Located on western coastlines, it is rainy and foggy much of…
Ice Cap
Located at the North and South Poles, it is the coldest clima…
Desert
Located on all continents except Europe, it has less than 10…
10 terms
Global warming/ Climate change
change energy from one kind to another
a place that burns stuff to make elect…
add too much CO2 to the air
add too much CO2 to the air
1. convert energy
2. regular power plant
3. what regular power plants do
4. what regular cars do
change energy from one kind to another
1. convert energy
a place that burns stuff to make elect…
2. regular power plant
11 terms
Global climate change
climate change
extinction
uninhabitable
glacier
a long term change in Earth's climate.
the dying out of a species.
unsuitable for living things.
a slowly moving mass of ice.
climate change
a long term change in Earth's climate.
extinction
the dying out of a species.
11 terms
Climate Change/Global Warming
Global Warming
Climate Change
Coral Reefs
Polar Ice Caps
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Burning fossil fuels brings carbon dioxide in the atmosphere…
Coral animals whose hard, calcium carbonate skeletons make up…
areas of thick ice covering the North and South poles
Global Warming
Gradual warming of the earth and its atmosphere that may be c…
Climate Change
Burning fossil fuels brings carbon dioxide in the atmosphere…
17 terms
Global Impact of Climate Change
Adaptation
Adaptive Capacity
Aquifer
Biodiversity
Changes to agricultural, industrial, and social infrastructur…
Social, financial, or technical resources needed to respond t…
Groundwater that could be shallow and tapped with a simple we…
A principle of ecology and biogeography in which the more div…
Adaptation
Changes to agricultural, industrial, and social infrastructur…
Adaptive Capacity
Social, financial, or technical resources needed to respond t…
32 terms
local Climate and Global Climate
climatic domes or microclimate
Albedo
temperature inversion
urban heat island
cities create their own climates slightly different from surr…
reflectivity of the surface ratio between insolation and outg…
atmopsheric condition in which temperature increases with hei…
zone around and above an urban area which has higher temperat…
climatic domes or microclimate
cities create their own climates slightly different from surr…
Albedo
reflectivity of the surface ratio between insolation and outg…
22 terms
Climate and Global Climate Change
Which of the following is not a fossil…
What are the steps in the Science and…
Give examples of renewable resources.
What is the carbon cycle?
water
1. Asking questions and defining problem 2. Developing and us…
water, sun, wind
The carbon cycle is when carbon is cycled between organisms a…
Which of the following is not a fossil…
water
What are the steps in the Science and…
1. Asking questions and defining problem 2. Developing and us…
61 terms
Global Climates and Climate Change
Climate
30
Temperature, Precipitation, Seasonal V…
Solar
_________ is the average weather of a region
A minimum of __________ years is used to determine climate
These 3 Factors determine the climate after 30 years of obser…
The primary driving force for weather is the flow of _______…
Climate
_________ is the average weather of a region
30
A minimum of __________ years is used to determine climate
32 terms
Global Climate
Difference Between Climate and Weather
Weather
Climate
Heat
Short Answer= Time... If its thirty years or more its climate... If…
conditions in the atmosphere over a short period of time
long term weather patterns in a particular area.
The transfer of energy from a warmer object to a cooler one.
Difference Between Climate and Weather
Short Answer= Time... If its thirty years or more its climate... If…
Weather
conditions in the atmosphere over a short period of time
40 terms
Global Climate
Heat
Climate
Weather
Atmosphere
The transfer of energy from a hotter object to a cooler object
Long term weather patterns
Conditions in atmosphere over a short period of time
Gasses surrounding earth or other planets
Heat
The transfer of energy from a hotter object to a cooler object
Climate
Long term weather patterns
52 terms
Global Climate
Weather
Climate
Percipitation
Wind
Looking at weather over a short period of time
Looking at weather over a long period of time
Raining, hailing, snowing, or sleeting
a push or breeze of air. It is measured in MPH
Weather
Looking at weather over a short period of time
Climate
Looking at weather over a long period of time
17 terms
3 - Global Climate change
hydrological cycle
carbon cycle
nitrogen cycle
pollution
Cycle of water, the movement of water and its transformation…
The organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into or…
The transfer of nitrogen from the atmosphere to the soil, to…
Addition of more waste than a resource can accommodate.
hydrological cycle
Cycle of water, the movement of water and its transformation…
carbon cycle
The organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into or…
8 terms
Global climate
Katastrophale auswirkungen auf den Tre…
gefährliches Kohlendioxid
sich mit beängstigender Geschwindigkei…
die Hitze in Atmosphäre frsthalten
disastrous consequences of the greenhouse effect
dangerous carbon dioxide
to accumulate at an alarming pace
to trap the heat insode the atmosphere
Katastrophale auswirkungen auf den Tre…
disastrous consequences of the greenhouse effect
gefährliches Kohlendioxid
dangerous carbon dioxide
8 terms
Global Climate
Proterozoic
Carboniferous
Cretaceous
Paleogene
Icehouse (Sturtian and Marinoan snowball earths)
greenhouse
Ice-free greenhouse
Continued greenhouse
Proterozoic
Icehouse (Sturtian and Marinoan snowball earths)
Carboniferous
greenhouse
Global Climate
Climate controls
Six climate controls
Permatfrost
Potential evaporation
characteristics of a location that combined to create the cli…
- latitude... - distribution of land and water... - ocean currents…
A subsurface layer of soil and rock material that remains fro…
The amount of evaporation that would occur if moisture were u…
Climate controls
characteristics of a location that combined to create the cli…
Six climate controls
- latitude... - distribution of land and water... - ocean currents…
25 terms
global climate
insolation
pressure
wind
temperature
amount of solar radiation reaching a given area
pressure exurthed by the weight of the air on the atmospher o…
direction and strength. moving air caused by the difference i…
measure of the average heat/ thermal energy of the paritcles…
insolation
amount of solar radiation reaching a given area
pressure
pressure exurthed by the weight of the air on the atmospher o…
13 terms
Global Climate
Reflect-
Absorb-
Transmit-
Emit
to bounce off ( light reflects off clouds, jet stream (airpla…
to take in ( light is absorbed by the ground, ocean, cities,…
to pass through ( light is transmitted through the atmosphere…
to give off/send out ( light is emitted from the sun)
Reflect-
to bounce off ( light reflects off clouds, jet stream (airpla…
Absorb-
to take in ( light is absorbed by the ground, ocean, cities,…
15 terms
Global Climate
A
B
C
D
tropical
arid
temperate
cold (continental)
A
tropical
B
arid
20 terms
Global climate
Global warming
Climate
Greenhouse Gas
Greenhouse Effect
increase in Earth's temperature
Weather conditions in one area
a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect
the trapping of the sun's warmth
Global warming
increase in Earth's temperature
Climate
Weather conditions in one area
9 terms
GLOBAL CLIMATE
WEATHER
CLIMATE
TEMPERATURE
HEAT
THE STATE OF THE ATMOSPHERE AT A TIME AND PLACE SPECIFICALLY…
THE WEATHER CONDITION PREVAILING IN AN AREA OR GENERAL LOCATI…
MEASUREMENT OF HOW FAST THE ATOMS ARE MOVING.
ENERGY HEAT IS THE ATOMIC ENERGY OF MOTION.
WEATHER
THE STATE OF THE ATMOSPHERE AT A TIME AND PLACE SPECIFICALLY…
CLIMATE
THE WEATHER CONDITION PREVAILING IN AN AREA OR GENERAL LOCATI…
23 terms
Global Climate
disastrous consequences of the greenho…
dangerous carbon dioxide
to accumulate at an alarming pace
to trap the heat in the atmosphere
katastrophale Auswirkungen des Treibhauseffekts
gefährliche Kohlendioxid (CO2)
sich mit beängstigender Geschwindigkeit ansammeln
die Hitze in Atmosphere festhalten/stauen
disastrous consequences of the greenho…
katastrophale Auswirkungen des Treibhauseffekts
dangerous carbon dioxide
gefährliche Kohlendioxid (CO2)
15 terms
Global Climate
Atmosphere
Altitude
Elevation
Sea Level
envelope of gases surrounding the earth
the height of an object that is in relation to sea level or g…
the height of a given level, most often sea level
it is the level of which the sea's surface
Atmosphere
envelope of gases surrounding the earth
Altitude
the height of an object that is in relation to sea level or g…
9 terms
The Global Climate
climate
neap tide
spring tide
convection
Pattern of weather in a region for a long time.
Least extreme tides happen during 1st and 3rd quarter.
The most extreme tides happen during new and full moon.
The transfer of heat energy in a liquid or a gas (heat rises…
climate
Pattern of weather in a region for a long time.
neap tide
Least extreme tides happen during 1st and 3rd quarter.
11 terms
Global Climate
Green House Effects
What does not trap energy that has bee…
What causes seasons?
What causes warm air to move away from…
Process which green house gases absorb heat and release it sl…
Green House Gases
The changing of angles at which the sunlight strikes the eart…
Wind
Green House Effects
Process which green house gases absorb heat and release it sl…
What does not trap energy that has bee…
Green House Gases
14 terms
Global Climate
Climate
weather
Climograph
Wet Tropical Climate (10N-10S)
average conditions of atmosphere, expected behavior of atmosp…
short-term behavior of the atmosphere-->difficult to predict
average temp. and precip. monthly for a location typically ov…
Belem, Brazil... warm all year ... ITCZ near by year round, so ther…
Climate
average conditions of atmosphere, expected behavior of atmosp…
weather
short-term behavior of the atmosphere-->difficult to predict
10 terms
Global Climate
Positive Feedback Cycle
Negative Feedback Cycle
Milankovitch Cycles
Eccentricity
Warming > increased evaporation > Increased Water Vapor > inc…
Warming > increased evaporation > increased cloud cover > inc…
Eccentricity, Obliquity, Precession
Change in orbital path. 100,000 year cycle.
Positive Feedback Cycle
Warming > increased evaporation > Increased Water Vapor > inc…
Negative Feedback Cycle
Warming > increased evaporation > increased cloud cover > inc…
31 terms
Global Climate terms
long-term average of weather in an are…
type of temperate climate over land
type of temperate climate near an ocea…
dry, cold climate zone above 60 degree…
climate
continental climate
maritime climate
polar
long-term average of weather in an are…
climate
type of temperate climate over land
continental climate
26 terms
Weather, Climate, and Global Warming
Temperature
High Pressure
Low Pressure
Humidity
The measure of how warm or cold an area is
A region experiencing good weather
A region experiencing rainy or snowy weather
The amount of water vapor in the air
Temperature
The measure of how warm or cold an area is
High Pressure
A region experiencing good weather
14 terms
Global Climates
weather
climate
climograph
wet tropical climate
short term behavior of atmosphere, difficult to predict
average or expected behavior of atmosphere at a specific loca…
average temp. and precipitation for a location, typically ove…
10 degrees N/S, ITCZ nearby year-round, no dry season, consta…
weather
short term behavior of atmosphere, difficult to predict
climate
average or expected behavior of atmosphere at a specific loca…
Global climate
Climate receive less than 25 cm of rai…
This climate has long cold winter's in…
This climate has high amounts of rainf…
Name at least two examples of climates…
Desert
Tundra
Temperate forest
Tundra and taiga
Climate receive less than 25 cm of rai…
Desert
This climate has long cold winter's in…
Tundra
27 terms
Climate & Global Climatic Zones
weather
climate
macroclimate
local climate
current and temporary atmospheric conditions
average atmospheric cndts over long period of time
climate/weather conditions of a relatively large area, usuall…
climate/weather conditions of a smaller localized area; valle…
weather
current and temporary atmospheric conditions
climate
average atmospheric cndts over long period of time
14 terms
Global Climate
What is the carbon cycle?
How does carbon move through the cycle?
Why is there weather and climate?
What is climate?
...
...
Because the Atmosphere creates it by the Atmospheric Circulat…
Is the average temperature that a certain area tends to be du…
What is the carbon cycle?
...
How does carbon move through the cycle?
...
24 terms
Global climate
What was the approximate increase in g…
What accounts for the increase in atmo…
What huge magnetic storms may be respo…
In which zone of the atmosphere is ozo…
0.8°C
Fertilizers
Sunspots
Stratosphere
What was the approximate increase in g…
0.8°C
What accounts for the increase in atmo…
Fertilizers
25 terms
Global climate and climate change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Which part of the electromagnetic spec…
What frequencies of electromagnetic ra…
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
3 or more atoms
Visible light
Visible light
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
What main property makes a molecule a…
3 or more atoms
Which part of the electromagnetic spec…
Visible light
19 terms
Global Climate and Climate Change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Carbon Dioxide
Chlorofluorocarbon
The main component of natural gas fuel…
3 or more atoms
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
Powerful greenhouse gas that is purely a man-made chemical
Methane
What main property makes a molecule a…
3 or more atoms
Carbon Dioxide
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
25 terms
Global Climate and Climate Change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
Methane (CH4)
3 or more atoms
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
Powerful greenhouse gas that is purely a man-made chemical
The main component of natural gas fuel and also produced in f…
What main property makes a molecule a…
3 or more atoms
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
23 terms
Global Climate Change
Climate
Ocean currents
Albedo
Earths energy budget
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Global patterns created from the movement of the oceans; such…
Ability of a surface to reflect light
OLR is earths thermal (Energy) radiation of the earth's surfa…
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Ocean currents
Global patterns created from the movement of the oceans; such…
25 terms
Global Climate and Climate Change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
Methane (CH4)
Three of more atoms
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
Powerful greenhouse gas that is purely a man-made chemical
The main component of natural gas fuel and also produced in f…
What main property makes a molecule a…
Three of more atoms
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
25 terms
Global Climate and Climate Change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
Methane (CH4)
Three or more atoms
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
Powerful greenhouse gas that is purely a man-made chemical
The main component of natural gas fuel and also produced in f…
What main property makes a molecule a…
Three or more atoms
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
25 terms
Global Climate and Climate Change
What main property makes a molecule a…
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
Methane (CH4)
Three or more atoms
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
Powerful greenhouse gas that is purely a man-made chamical
The main component of natural gas fuel and also produced in f…
What main property makes a molecule a…
Three or more atoms
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Main controlling greenhouse gas and emitted in greatest quant…
24 terms
Global climate change
Climate
Ocean currents
Climate graph
Albedo
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Global patterns created from the movement of the oceans; such…
A graph that indicates the rainfall, mean maximum temperature…
Ability of a surface to reflect light
Climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Ocean currents
Global patterns created from the movement of the oceans; such…
22 terms
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CLIMATIC ZONES
Climate
Weather
Tropical Climate Zone
Temperate Climate Zone
the average atmospheric conditions over a long period of time.
the current and temporary atmospheric conditions.
The area between the 23 1/2o latitude N and S of equator.... Bet…
The area between the 23 1/2o and 66 1/2o latitude N & S.... Betw…
Climate
the average atmospheric conditions over a long period of time.
Weather
the current and temporary atmospheric conditions.
17 terms
Global Climates
Low Latitude Climate Regions
Middle Latitudes Climates
High Latitude Climates
Climographs
- Wet Tropical (10°N to 10°S)... - Tropical Wet/Dry (5°to 25°N/S…
- Mediterranean Climate (30 to 45°N/S west side of... continents…
- Humid Subarctic (50°to 70°N)... - Tundra (60°to 75°N)... - Ice Ca…
average temperature and precipitation for a location, typical…
Low Latitude Climate Regions
- Wet Tropical (10°N to 10°S)... - Tropical Wet/Dry (5°to 25°N/S…
Middle Latitudes Climates
- Mediterranean Climate (30 to 45°N/S west side of... continents…
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