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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 150
Professor
Rebecca Rooney
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 3September2213755 PMTemperatures vary throughout Earth bc Earth is spherical so sun hits equator directly and intensity decreases as you reach the polesWhy is climate importantClimate change is a major environmental crisisAffects species distribution plant animal functions life cyclesSeasons vary bc Earths tiltMajor determinant of biome typeControld distribution of SPPHumidity and TemperatureInc temp means inc humidityCooling air condensationWarming air evaporationWarm air less dense than cool airAir movement creates low high pressure bandsAtmospheric circulationAir moving from greater to lesser circumference moves oppsite to Earths spin prevailing winds westerlies easterliesInfluences ocean currentsOcean currents hitting coats split creating gyresLand masses currents mountains etc disrupt the continuous pattern of temperature precipitation and pressureEffects on ClimateTopography Mountains have effects on cli
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