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Altitude the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.
Polar Climate The polar climate regions are characterized by a lack of warm summers. Every month in a polar climate has an average temperature of less than 10 °C (50 °F).
Temperate Climate In geography, temperate latitudes of the Earth lie between the subtropics and the polar circles. Average yearly temperatures in these regions are not extreme, not burning hot nor freezing cold.
Tropical Climate a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures of at least 18 °C (64 °F).
Current Similar to rivers flowing through the ocean, carrying warm waters towards the poles, and cold water towards the equator.
Minerales a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.
What affects a region's climate? Latitude, Altitude, Currents
What is the difference between altitude and latitude? Altitude Is the distance of elevation, while latitude is the distance of how far north or south you are.
How do latitude and altitude affect a region's climate? The higher you are in the sky or on Earth, the colder it is.
How do ocean currents affect a region's climate? The currents keep the temperatures in the region more temperate.
Why do people settle in a specific area? People usually settle in places with warm climates because it is easier to live in than in the cold. People also cose to live by rivers, lakes, and the ocean because it will give them easy access to fish and water supplies.
Created by: Ben29Preston