Climate Factors: How and why each factor affects climate - Coggle Diagram
Climate Factors: How and why each factor affects climate
Why: Places near the equator gets more direct sunlight while places farther from the equator will get more spread out sunlight.
How: Places near the equator will be warmer and places farther from the equator will be colder.
Why: The earth's rotation mixes the waters together which will act like a heat monitor and prevent hot places from getting too hot and cold places getting too cold.
How: Currents from warm areas goes to colder areas while colder water from colder areas gets carried to warm areas. Warm water comes from the tropics near the equator while cold water is from the poles.
Why: There are less air molecules and they are more dense which makes the trap heat better.
How: The higher up you get the temperature gets colder
Bodies of water
Why: Heat from summer gets trapped by the water which will cool down the land nearby it.
How: Places near bodies of water have warm winters and cold summers.
Why: When warm air from bodies of water reaches cold mountain air, warm air gets pushed up by the cold air which will create rain and storms while the other side is intact and dry.
How: One side of the mountains is dry while the other side is full with rain, storms, and clouds
Wind and Air masses
Why: Warm air gets pushed up by the cold air and it creates tornados, storms, etc . . .
How: When cold and warm air meets they create storms and hurricanes