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Topic: How Climate Affects Us. How Climate affects us Climate: Average weather in a given region over a long period of time Average weather in a given.

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1 Topic: How Climate Affects Us

2 How Climate affects us Climate: Average weather in a given region over a long period of time Average weather in a given region over a long period of time Weather: Day to day activity… temperature and rain, etc. Day to day activity… temperature and rain, etc.

3 Questions about Climate… 1. How hot or cold is it over a period of time? 2. How much rain falls throughout the year? 3. How long is the growing season?

4 Factors of Climate 1. Atmosphere: blanket of air around the earth 2. Average temperature 3. Average precipitation 4. Length of the growing season - time a place is free from frost - plant after the last frost of spring and grow until the first frost of fall How does climate affect our lives?

5 Climates around the world… What are there differences in climates around the world? 1) Latitude - distance from the Equator 2) Altitude - elevation or height of land 3) Winds - dry or wet 4) Nearness to Water - slower to heat up or cool off 5) Ocean Currents - creates all weather

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