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What are the factors that effect climate? sun, atmospheric pressure, global winds, and oceans
Describe the suns effect on earth energy reaches earth. half is reflected or absorbed. The rest is converted into heat.
The greenhouse effect does what? keeps the planet warm
_____zones are caused by warm air, which expands and rises low-pressure
_____ zones are caused by cool air which is dense and sinks high pressure
What do pressure differences cause? airflow and energy distribution
What do global winds do? they move heat and cold around the earths surface
What do oceans do? move heat between tropics and polar regions
water heats and cools _____ than land slower
ice crystals formed in clouds snow
chunks of ice formed in snow clouds hail
increase in evelvation causes a ___ in temperature drop
___ cause the orographic effect mountains
leeward side rain shadow
which side is dryer? leeward or windward? leeward
_____ storms form when cold, dry polar air mixes with moist warm tropical air middle lattitude storms
Which are smaller? tropical storms OR middle latitude storms? tropical
Created by: brittney143