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Factors that can affect the biosphere
on a global scale
· Latitude- Affects the angle of the Sun's rays, and therefore
the temperature in a particular area.
· Temperature- Optimum temperatures 6-30°C for
vegetation to thrive.
· Precipitation- Where there is low pressure in an area,
there is more rainfall.…read more

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Factors that can affect the biosphere
on a local scale
· Relief/Aspects- Slopes that face the Sun will be warmer.
· Altitude- At higher altitudes the atmosphere is thinner
(colder). At lower altitudes, the atmosphere is thicker
(warmer). Temperature is 1°C colder for every 100m of
altitude.
· Continentality- Distance from the sea (breeze). Nearer=
colder in hot season/ warmer in cold season. Away from sea=
land heats up in cold season/ cools in warm season.
· Geology- Controls the flow of water to/ in rivers and
streams.…read more

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Factors that can affect the biosphere
on a global scale
· L e (1 mark) Affects the of the Sun's
rays, and therefore the in a particular
area. (2 marks)
· T (1 mark) temperatures 6-30°C
for to thrive. (2 marks)
· tion (1 mark) Where there is low
in an area, there is more . (2 marks)…read more

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Factors that can affect the biosphere
on a local scale
· R / Aspects (1 mark) Slopes that face the will be
. (2 marks)
· A de (1 mark) At higher altitudes the is
thinner (colder). At lower altitudes, the atmosphere is
(warmer). Temperature is 1°C colder for every 100m of
altitude. (2 marks)
· Con lity (1 mark) Distance from the (breeze).
Nearer= in hot season/ in cold season. Away
from sea= land heats up in season/ cools in season.
(2 marks)
· G (1 mark) Controls the of to/ in rivers and
streams. (2 marks)…read more

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Score
Global Scale Local Scale
/9 / 12
Total: / 21…read more

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Max Moncur

Memorise the key words at the start and fill in the blank! The mark scheme is at the end.


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