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Name the Global zones from North to South:

Polar zone

Subpolar zone

Temperate zone

Subtropical zone

Tropical zone

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At how many degrees are the Tropic of Cancer, the Mediterrenean and the Arctic Circle located?

Artic Circle: 66°n (between Temperate and Subpolar zone)

Mediterrenean: 40°n (between Temperate and Subtropical zone)

Tropic of Cancer: 23°n (between Tropical and Subtropical zone)

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What is climate?

 

Climate is the average weather over a long period of time. e.g. Monsoon climate (raining season=summer)

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What is weather?

Weather is the day-to-day condition of the atmosphere (weekly changing) in terms of temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind.

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What are the climatic factors?

temperature

precipitation

air pressure

wind

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What factors affect temperature?

Distance from the equator (latitude)

Distance from the sea

Prevailing winds

Altitude

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Why does the latitude (=distance from the Equator) affect the temperature?

Because places that are closer to the Equator are warmer than places near to the poles.

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Why are places closer to the Equator warmer?

Because of

the curvature of the Earth: at the equator the heat is concentrated upon a small area, but due to the great curvature near the poles there is a larger area to heat up there

the angle of the sun in the sky: as the sun's rays pass through the atmosphere at a more direct angle (and therefore more quickly) at the Equator, less heat is lost

the layer of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth: the amtosphere contains dust, smoke and other solid particles that absorb heat