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LECTURE NINE Global Climates

Review the power point lecture from class. Warning: this may not have the most up to date file. This is only a general overview it does not include all the diagrams,  drawings, and discussions from class but it is a good place to start and a helpful review
 

Introduction to Climate
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Climate is defined as the weather conditions in a certain geographical area averaged over a long period of time. 

 
 
Play with this interactive Climograph resource to practice predicting climates

 
 
Climate Systems and the major controls on climates:

 
 
Watch how the global winds and pressure belts shift throughout the year and think about how these influence climate


 
 
 
A good exploration of climates based on Koppens classification system and related to different biomes

 
 
 
 
Check out what the climate is like for thousands of unique places across the world
 
 
 
Climate resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

 
 
 
See if you can pass a children's climate quiz!
 
 
 
Check out "weather eye" to learn:
The difference between weather and climate and the different regional climates of the U.S. (along with a quiz about those climates)

 
 
 
 
How to read a climograph:

 
Now practice interpreting some climographs!
 
 
Climographs from around the world

 
 
 
 
 Climate Model Progression from 1970's-today


  
  
2007 Climate report from the 
Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC)

 
 
 
 

PRACTICE QUESTIONS:
 
What should I know for the test?
 
Take the practice Quiz and review other resources offered through the book website

  

McKnight Textbook: Chapter 8

  

 
Jane Thorngren's Physical Geography practice questions  

Practice Questions from an online physical geography course
 
Review questions from the UWSP geography department: search for the section we are talking about and take a graded practice quiz or exam
Last Updated: 12/04/2014
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