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Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate. Bellringer: Describe how the water cycle plays a role in weather. Compare and Contrast http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html. What is weather? Examples. What is climate? http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm

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Weather and Climate

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  1. Weather and Climate Bellringer: Describe how the water cycle plays a role in weather.

  2. Compare and Contrasthttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html • What is weather? • Examples • What is climate? • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm • http://weathereye.kgan.com/lounge/lessons.html Answer questions but use sites listed on next slide. Open this site in a new window. • Examples

  3. 1. Wind speed http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/wndspd.txt use ANN column for avereage 2. Most sunshine ranked most to least http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/pctposrank.txt 3. Snowfall average – use ANN column for average http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/avgsnf.txt 4. Rainfall average use ANN column http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/prge01.txt 5. Mean Temperature - January http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/nrmavg.txt 6. Mean temperature – July Maximum temp http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/nrmavg.txt Weather Lesson websitesHave these pages open in their own window.

  4. What factors do meteorologists or scientists use to determine the climate of an geographical area? List all the factors that you think might influence the climate of an area. What is Climate?

  5. Types of climates • What are some specific types of climates that you can think of?

  6. Names of climate regions Polar Continental Tropical

  7. Each region can be further broken down into specific areas. • Examples

  8. What is the greatest influence on the climate of a region? • Landmasses • Oceans • Temperature

  9. Weather lesson websites 7.

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