Taylor Davis & Austin Wood
Annual Averages and Variations
Climatology- Study of Earth's climate and the factors that cause past, present, and future climate changes.
Climate describes the long-term weather patterns of an area.
Normals- Data gathered on daily high and low temperatures, amounts of rainfall, wind speed and direction, humidity, and air pressure that is averaged on a monthly or annual basis for a period of at least 30 years. This data is used to define an area's climate.
- Tropics- The area between 23.5 degrees S and 23.5 degrees N of the equator which receives direct sunlight at a 90 degree angle.
- Temperate- The area between 23.5 degrees and 66.5 degrees north and south of the equator which receives sunlight from a 45 degree angle.
- Polar- The areas located from 66.5 degrees north and south of the equator between the poles which receives little direct sunlight from a 30 degree angle.