6 Factors That Affect Climate Solar Energy and Greenhouse EffectLatitude and Solar EnergyHeat Transport in the Biosphere
7 Solar Energy and Greenhouse Effect Main source of heat that affects our climate is solar energy that strikes earth’s surface.Some of that heat is radiated back into space.Our atmosphere is also made up of gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor that allow light to enter but trap heat; called the greenhouse effect.
9 Latitude and Solar Energy Earth’s tilt causes a difference in heat distribution creates three different climate zones: tropical, temperate, and polarAs Earth revolves around the sun, solar radiation strikes different regions at angles that vary from summer to winter.
15 How does the Ocean affect weather? Ocean currents affect the temperature of the land they pass byCold ocean currents = cooling effectWarm ocean currents = warming effectTemperature changes affect pressure – which then creates WINDSWinds blow this cooling or warming effect over the land