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What Causes Climate?

Bonnie Branch 6th Grade - 18-1 / What Causes Climate?

climate The average year-after-year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area
tropical zone The area near the equator, between about 23.5° north latitude and 23.5 south latitude
polar zone The areas near both poles, from about 66.5° to 90° north and 66.5° to 90° south latitudes
temperate zone The area between the tropical and polar zones, from about 23.5° to 66.5° north and 23.5° to 66.5° south latitudes
marine climate The climate of some coastal regions, with relatively warm winters and cool summers
continental climate The climate of the centers of continents, with cold winters and warm or hot summers
windward The side of the mountains that faces the oncoming wind
leeward The downwind side of a mountain
microclimate The climate characteristics of a small area; it may be different from the climate of the surrounding area
latitude The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees
longitude The distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
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