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Lecture 11

Lecture 11

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Environmental Science
Tanzina Mohsin

Lecture 11: Changing Winds: Global Climatic Change What does climate mean? Climate vs. weather Weather- what is it like outside? Climate o What is it usually like outside? o Description of typical weather conditions for location and time of year o Based on statistics accumulated over long period of time (at least 30 years) Timeframe between weather and climate To know weather, have to have a sense of climate of particular region Torontos climate for July 30 years mean climate of Toronto is 22.2 Weather can report max, min temperature and rain To report extremes, need more time period change of temperature- climate Midlatitude cities have the most distinct 4 seasons What factors influence climate? Latitude o Incident radiation from sun o How much sunlight you get in terms of which latitude you are in o In subtropics, they get almost 2 hrs less of sunlight than Toronto Global circulation o Prevailing winds, jet streams, ocean currents o Because position of jet strea
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