Geography- Weather and climate

weather and climate

What is the definition of climate?
Average temperature in a large area over a long period of time
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What factors affect climate?
Latitude(Distance form equator), Altitude(Height), Prevailing winds, Distance from sea and ocean currents
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WHy does altitude affect climate?
In higher places, temperatures are lower
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How does distance from the sea and ocean currents affect climate?
Places inland have a colder winters and hotter summers because the sea has a cooling effect in summer and warming effect in winter
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What aspects does weather include?
Temperature, sunshine, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction and precipitation
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What is the climate like in a monsoon environment?
Seasonal pattern of winds that bring one season of very high rainfall and one season of very low rainfall
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What is teh climate like in the mediteranean
Hot dry summers, wet warm winters
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What is the climate like in equatorial areas like the tropical rainforest?
HOt and lots of rain
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What factors affect climate?

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Latitude(Distance form equator), Altitude(Height), Prevailing winds, Distance from sea and ocean currents

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WHy does altitude affect climate?

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How does distance from the sea and ocean currents affect climate?

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What aspects does weather include?

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