Presentation on theme: "Review for Atmosphere, climate and weather"— Presentation transcript:
1Review for Atmosphere, climate and weather Dr. Makin8th GradeClarence Middle School
2Global warming Causes: Burning Fossil fuels increases Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphereDeforestation reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed by the plants
3Factors that influence climate Large bodies of water like the oceansLarge citiesOcean currentsTrade winds
4Temperature Zones Polar zones (cold) Temperate zones(moderate) Tropical zones (hot and wet)Dessert zones (hot and dry)
5Factors that Cool the Earth PollutionVolcanic eruptionsReflection of ice and snow
6Angles 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.
7El 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.
8Classification 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
15Factors that Affect Weather There are six main things that affect weather. These are:LatitudeAltitudePrevailing windsDistance from the seaOcean currentsGreat mountain barriers.
16FrontsA 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.