climate regions of Canda

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Climate Regions of Canada Part 2
September 15, 2011
10:30 AM
Introduction:
Climate vs. weather
Weather -> day to day
-> location specific
Climate: long term avg.
-> seasonal
-> regional
Date: Sept. 15, 2011
High temp. 15 c
Low temp 5 C
Condition Partly
sunny
Normal temperatures
High 21.8
Low 10.7
Record temperatures
High 29.5
(1998)
Low 2.2 (1975 )
Factors Affecting Climate:
1. Latitude
1. Elevation
1. Proximity to large bodies of water (continentality)
1. Ocean currents
1. Prevailing winds
1. Orientation of the Earth's surface relative to the sun
Climatic conditions result from the combination of these factors in a given
region: the relative importance of each factor will vary from region to region;
climate zones (fig. 2.6 p. 52) based on long term temperatures and
precipitation conditions
Climate Regions of Canada:
Pacific:
marine influence of Pacific Ocean
Moderate temperatures - warm summers
- cool winters
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