Presentation on theme: "Review for Atmosphere, climate and weather"— Presentation transcript:
1 Review for Atmosphere, climate and weather Dr. Makin8th GradeClarence Middle School
2 Global warming Causes: Burning Fossil fuels increases Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphereDeforestation reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed by the plants
3 Factors that influence climate Large bodies of water like the oceansLarge citiesOcean currentsTrade winds
4 Temperature Zones Polar zones (cold) Temperate zones(moderate) Tropical zones (hot and wet)Dessert zones (hot and dry)
5 Factors that Cool the Earth PollutionVolcanic eruptionsReflection of ice and snow
6 Angles of the Sun on the Earth The lower the angle of the sun hitting a particular area on the Earth the colder that place will be.
7 El Ninoan irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific region and beyond every few years, characterized by the appearance of unusually warm, nutrient-poor water off northern Peru and Ecuador(tropical Pacific Ocean), typically in late December.
8 Classification of Climate TemperatureThe amount and type of precipitationThe vegetation that grow thereClimate changes less frequently unlike weatherClimate is weather measured over a long period of time
15 Factors that Affect Weather There are six main things that affect weather. These are:LatitudeAltitudePrevailing windsDistance from the seaOcean currentsGreat mountain barriers.
16 FrontsA warm front is a transition zone between a mass of warm air and the colder air it is replacing.A cold front is defined as the transition zone where a cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass. An occluded front is a composite front where a cold front overtakes a warm front and pushes it upward. A stationary front is a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all.