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Climate Fast Facts

The sun’s rays directly strike the equator (latitude 0) and cause the regions near the equator to be ______________. warmer
Generally, as latitude increases the temperature of the area _____________. decreases
Certain land formations (__________________________) can affect the movement of air masses and therefore affect the weather conditions a region experiences. mountains and valleys
Land and Sea breezes are local convection currents that occur in areas near water because of the ____________________ of Earth materials. unequal heating
Global winds provide a ___________________________________for the movement of air in a specific region and are named after the direction they come from. predictable pattern
Ocean currents circulate __________ energy. heat
Air masses that originate over regions of the ocean are moved with currents and affect the climate of _______________________. coastal regions
Latitude, elevation, shape of the land, distance from the water, global winds and ocean currents all determine the ________________in an area. climate
Created by: mmsscience6