Graphic from Module - Click for Larger View Weather & Climate (IAS)
Investigation #1 - Planet Earth - Causes of Climate
  • Introduction to the causes of regional and global climate
  • Measurement of angles of insolation (protractor required)
  • Insolation and relative heating effects as related to seasonality of climate
  • Influence of topography, global winds and land-sea on climate
  • Factors influencing the location of rain forests and deserts, the ITCZ and Sub-Tropic Highs
  • Indian Ocean (Asian) Monsoon effects
  • Factors affecting regional lake-effect precipitation events
  • Sunspot cycle and solar irradiance changes
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