What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
Jeudi, 08 Octobre
Sea Temperature and Currents
There are warm and cold currents that circulate our planet and depending on which one is present on the coast this will impact temperature.
Wind direction can really impact temperature and weather. Simply put if it comes from somewhere warm it will heat the area and if it comes from somewhere cold it will cool the area. Also, if it comes from the sea it is more likely to cause rainfall and if it comes from the land it is more likely to cause dry conditions.
Latitude affects temperature in three ways:
The higher up you go the colder it gets. Typically you lose 1°C with every 100 meters that you go up in altitude. This is because there is less atmosphere to retain the sun's heat (think of it as a duvet, the thicker it is the warmer it is).
Atmospheric Presure & Wind
Wind is generated from the interaction of High and Low air pressures. Wind moves from High pressure to Low pressure.
Watch the following Slide Share and think about the weather conditions that you will experience as a atmospheric depression passes over you.
Compete the following worksheet
Complete the activities on the following workshop.
Using the climograph template below and the link to the world data pick two countries and create their climographs.