Weather Weather refers to: The state of the atmosphere in a particular place and time. Weather occurs over short time periods. The weather predictions usually cover days or weeks.
Types of Weather What terms do you associate with weather?
What Causes Weather? Weather is an expression of the climate system. The climate system is the interaction of the atmosphere, biosphere, and other parts of the Earth that determine weather at a time or place The Atmosphere The Biosphere The Oceans
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/ Studying Climate Involves Long-term Trends Temperature Difference From Normal (°C)
Relating Climate and Weather -What do the thick red and thick blue lines represent? -What do the fluctuating red and blue lines represent?
Why is the Climate System Important? The climate system determines the weather. The weather affects many of our daily decisions. Climate affects long-term decisions by humans. Climate affects long-term trends in plants and animals.
What do you think? The following video talks about weather, climate, and climate change. While watching the video, think about whether the terms weather and climate are used appropriately given the definitions. Click Here for Video Link
Seven of these indicators would be expected to increase in a warming world and observations show that they are increasing. Three would be expected to decrease and they are decreasing.
Vocabulary Climate Weather CO2 Trend Evidence for Global Warming Greenhouse effect Fossil fuel
New Vocabulary Köppen classification system Tropical climates are characterized by constant high temperature (at sea level and low elevations) all twelve months of the year have average temperatures of 18°C (64 °F) or higher. Tropical climates
New Vocabulary Köppen classification system Dry (arid and semiarid) climatesedit These climates are characterized by the fact that actual precipitation is less than a threshold value.
New Vocabulary Mild Temperate/mesothermal climates These climates have an average temperature above 10 °C (50 °F) in their warmest months (April to September in northern hemisphere), and a coldest month average between 3 and 18 °C (27 and 64 °F). Dry-summer subtropical or Mediterranean climates San FranciscoMediterranean climatesSan Francisco Humid subtropical climates São Paulo, Brazil Humid subtropical climatesSão Paulo Maritime Temperate climates or Oceanic climates London, VancouverOceanic climates
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