2 How Climate affects us Climate: Average weather in a given region over a long period of timeWeather:Day to day activity… temperature and rain, etc.
3 Questions about Climate… How hot or cold is it over a period of time?How much rain falls throughout the year?How long is the growing season?
4 Factors of Climate Atmosphere: “blanket of air” around the earth Average temperatureAverage precipitationLength 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 fallHow does climate affect our lives?
5 Climates around the world… What are there differences in climates around the world?Latitude- distance from the EquatorAltitude- elevation or height of landWinds- dry or wetNearness to Water- slower to heat up or cool offOcean Currents- creates all weather
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