Factors That Influence Cimate
Name of Meteorologist: ____________________________
Date of Research: _________________________________
I. Observation of Data
a. Does latitude seem to impact average temperatures? What do you notice about cities near the equator? Why do you think this is?
b. Does elevation seem to impact average temperatures? Compare cities with similar latitudes but different elevations. What do you notice about cities with higher elevations? Why do you think this is?
II. Research on Climate
a.. Based on what you read, what is the primary factor affecting climate? Why?
b.. Based on what you read, does elevation affect climate? Why?
IV. Alternative Explanations for Climate
a. List other factors that can influence climate.