WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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WEATHER AND CLIMATE
1 FACTORS AFFECTING CLIMATE
1.1 Latitude
1.2 Distance from coast
1.3 Prevailing wind direction
1.4 Ocean currents
1.5 Height above sea level (altitude)
1.6 Shelter
1.7 How built up a place is
2 TYPES OF RAINFALL
2.1 Convectional Rainfall
2.2 Relief Rainfall
2.3 Frontal Rainfall
3 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEATHER AND CLIMATE
3.1 Weather is the state of atmosphere around us at any given time. Climate is the 'average' weather in a place - what the weather is usually like there.
4 WEATHER TERMS
4.1 Temperature
4.2 Wind direction
4.3 Visibility
4.4 Air pressure
4.5 Precipitation
4.6 Wind speed
4.7 Cloud cover
5 TYPES OF CLOUDS
5.1 Cumulus clouds
5.2 Stratus clouds
5.3 Cirrus clouds
6 FRONTS
6.1 Warm front = warm air mass arriving
6.2 Cold front = cold air mass arriving
6.3 A depression = cold front chasing a warm front
7 AIR PRESSURE
7.1 Low pressure weather = unsettled weather (the lower the pressure, the stormier the weather).
7.2 High pressure weather = clear skies (ie. hot in summer, cold in winter)
8 SATELLITE IMAGES
9 PROMPTS
10 AIR MASSES
11 DIAGRAMS
12 WEATHER SYMBOLS

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