Presentation on theme: "Elevation & Climate Elevation - the height of a region above sea level. Analyze Figure 4.19 on page 71. What affect does elevation have on temperature?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Elevation & ClimateElevation - the height of a region above sea level.Analyze Figure 4.19 on page 71.What affect does elevation have on temperature?An increase in elevation means a decrease in temperature.La Paz & Rio de Janeiro have similar dist. from ocean & similar latitude. La Paz is much colder because of higher elevation .La Paz, BoliviaElevation = 3600mColdest month = 9oCRio de Janeiro, BrazilElevation = 61mColdest month= 25oC
2 Elevation & Precipitation Windward - side of a mountain the wind blows toward.Leeward - side of mountain opposite from windward.Analyze Figure4.20 on page 72.Places on windward side = more rain.Places on leeward side = less rain.Rain shadow - region on leeward side of mountain that receives little precipitation because most rain has fallen on the windward side.