defining climate

latitude

the amount of solar radiation revived by any one place varies because earth tilted on its axis and this affects how the suns rays strike the earth surface

topographic effects

  • water heats up and cools down more slowly than land.
  • large bodies of water affect the climate of coastal areas
  • they have warm winters and cooler summers

Air masses

  • two main causes of weather are the movement and interaction of air masses
  • depends if they form over l;and or water
  • thats whys it rains a lot in Florida and not Tennessee