Presentation on theme: "What factors contribute to a region’s climate?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What factors contribute to a region’s climate? Directions:- Click “Slide Show” then “View Show” to view the power point.Record all notes and complete all tasks in your notebook.If a page doesn’t have a directions box like this, just get the notes.Climate LessonWhat factors contribute to a region’s climate?
2 Table of Contents Date Title Lesson # 8/28 The 5 A’s 3 8/31 Geographer’s Tools49/1Internal Forces59/3External Forces69/8Climographs71. Draw a line underneath wherever you left off yesterday.2. Write the title “Climographs”
3 Number in your notebook 1-8. Major Climate Regions1. Tropical Wet: Always hot and rainy (Amazon Rainforest)2. Desert: Less than 10 inches of rain per year (Phoenix, AZ)3. Semiarid: Receives between 10 and 16 inches of rain per year (West Texas)3
4 Major Climate Regions4. Mediterranean: Dry and hot summers, cool and rainy winters (Los Angeles, CA)5. Humid Subtropical: Hot and humid summers, mild to cool winters (Houston, TX)6. Marine West Coast: Warm ocean currents bring mild temperatures and constant rainfall (Seattle, WA).
5 Major Climate Regions7. Humid Continental: Hot summers, cold winters. Located in the interior, far away from oceans. Four distinct seasons (St. Louis, MO).8. Tundra: Always cold. Flat, treeless lands around the Arctic Ocean. Very little rain. Land has permafrost. (Greenland)
6 ClimographsDefinition Climographs are a graphic representation of the climate in a given area.5 Themes of Geography – PlaceWhat is it like there?You could use a climograph to tell youCOPY WHAT IS IN THE BOX
7 Hilo, Hawaii – Tropical Wet COPY WHAT IS IN THE BOXClimographs include…a line graph measuring average temperature and…a bar graph measuring average rainfall for each month.TemperatureRainfall7
9 Las Vegas Climograph - Desert Task complete the questions below in your notebook…How are the climates of Houston and Las Vegas different?How do you know?
10 Task complete the questions below in your notebook… How are the climates of Houston and Las Vegas different?How do you know?Houston – Humid SubtropicalLas Vegas - Desert
11 Climograph Help How to read a climograph Use the key Task Complete the questions below in your notebook…How would a farmer use a climograph?How would a tourist use a climograph?What is another profession in which people would find a climograph useful?How to read a climographUse the keyLine graph = temperatureBar graph = precipitationDoes what you’re thinking make sense?Check your axisesCOPY WHAT IS IN THE BOX
12 Climograph Assignment – K/H You have been hired by the US military to analyze the climate of two cities, Baghdad and Houston.Major decisions will be made based on your analysis of the climate of both cities. He wants you to determine when is the best month to launch the attack.To do so you must analyze the climates of both cities and determine which month is the best time to launch the attack from Houston that will blow up a bunker in Baghdad.Your commander will present you with the following directions…
13 How to Make a Climate Graph: 1. Plot the data on RAIN (precipitation, shown in inches) as a bar graph by month.2. Plot the data on TEMP (temperature in degrees Fahrenheit [F]) as a line graph by month.3. Analyze the two graphs to describe the climates in these two locations?- What are the seasons like? When is it hot? When is it cooler?- When is it wet? When is it dry?- You may wish to use Handout 3 “Describing a Climate Graph” to help.