Air Temperature. Temperature : a measure of the average speed at which molecules are moving or vibrating. Air temperature the rate of motion of gas molecules in the atmosphere as a result of the absorption of energy measured by a thermometer. Temperature scales. Celsius
(daily and annual cycles)
3. Urban/Rural Surface
4. Coastal vs. Interior location
A. Changing angle of noon sun throughout the year changes temperature on a seasonal basis.
B. Changing angle of sun throughout the day changes temperature on a daily basis.