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Factors Influencing Climate

LA COW
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linda cook

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Factors Influencing Climate

Factors Influencing Climate
LA COW
Altitude
Latitude
Temperature of the troposphere decreases at a rate of 6.5 degrees Celsius per kilometer increase in altitude.
Ocean Currents
Global Wind Patterns
The Coriolis Effect - the deflection in a fluid moving above the earth's surface due to the earth's rotation
Ocean Proximity
Warm water currents move from the equator toward the poles. Cold water currents move from the poles toward the equator. The temperature of the currents along the coastline has an influence on the area's climate.
Areas along the coast have wetter climates with milder temperatures than inland areas with similar latitudes.
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