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Title: Introduction to Climate
Url: http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_2_1.htm
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Description: This site provides a brief overview of the earth's climate, which is generally defined as the average weather over a long period of time. The climate of a region is determined by both natural and anthropogenic (human-made) factors. The natural elements include the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, while the human factors can include land and resource uses. Changes in any of these factors can cause local, regional, or even global changes in the climate. This site includes the general distinctions between weather and climate and information designed to help students understand that daily weather measurements are highly variable compared to long-term climate. It serves as a reference for and includes links to four classroom activities.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Classification of climate
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Climate
Meteorology -- Atmosphere
Geography -- Hydrosphere
Ecology -- Biosphere
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-12 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-01-07 20:17:04 (W3C-DTF)
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