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Temperature and Humidity of Deserts, Swamps, and Mountains.

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Jenna Patt

on 17 July 2014

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Transcript of Temperature and Humidity of Deserts, Swamps, and Mountains.

Living in Florida, I'm sure many of you have heard of, or visited the Everglades. The Everglades is a swamp! Some of you may have traveled to different states and seen mountains, or even deserts! If you have, you have experienced first hand the different weather conditions in those areas. Today we are going to learn about the temperature and humidity in these different environments!
Temperature and Humidity of Deserts, Swamps, and Mountains.
By Jenna Patt

A mountain is a large land form that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. Temperatures on mountains become colder at high elevations, due to the way that the sun heats the surface of the Earth. Humidity decreases with altitude, so generally mountains aren't very humid.
We have now learned that temperature and humidity are different in different environments. Deserts are hot during the day and cool at night with little humidity. Temperatures in swamps vary depending on their location, yet typically all have high humidity. And Mountains have cooler temperatures at higher elevations with little humidity.
SC.5.E.7.5- Recognize that some of the weather-related differences, such as temperature and humidity, are found among different environments, such as swamps, deserts, and mountains.
Assessment Time!
Now that we have gained so much knowledge on this topic, lets assess what we have learned! Please return to your desks where you will find a short quiz. I hope you enjoyed learning about temperature and humidity in deserts, swamps and mountains! Good luck on your quiz!
A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs. During the day many deserts very hot. It is not uncommon for temperatures to exceed 100 degree. Yet at night, the same deserts can have temperatures fall into the 40s or 50s. Deserts usually have only between 10 and 20 percent humidity to trap temperatures and have so few trees and other vegetation to retain heat, therefore, they cool down rapidly when the sun sets, and heat up quickly after the sun rises.
A swamp is an area of land permanently saturated, or filled, with water, and dominated by trees. Swamps exist in many kinds of climates and on every continent except Antarctica. Temperatures vary greatly depending on the location of the swamp. Many of the world's swamps are in temperate zones (midway between the North or South Pole and the equator). In these zones, summers are warm and winters are cold, but temperatures are not extreme. However, swamps found in the tropic zone, around the equator, are warm year round. Swamps typically have high humidity year round.
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