Climate. Other factors effecting climate. Sun’s output Earth’s orbit Drifting continents Volcanic eruptions Greenhouse gases. Factors affecting climate. Relief and Elevation. What does relief mean? Differences in elevation of earth’s surface
Ex) Canada’s prevailing winds are called the Westerlies because they blow from west to east!
So wait, let me get this straight Ms Smiley…
If cold air from a dry Arctic air mass passes over the inland, it becomes warmer and contains more moisture. So it rains?
NO! Though it will become warmer, the air is still colder than the climate in the region into which it moves.
Jet stream: a current of fast-moving air that is very high in the atmosphere, above the polar front.
Flows from west to east, speeds of 300- 500 km/h
In winter it flows southward (snow in the U.S.A.)
In summer it flows northward (warm in Canada)
What happens when they mix?
Fill in the temperature and sky cover sections
Check out pg 139!