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- Explain the differences between weather and climate.
- List the factors that affect wind.
- Explore the different types of weather variables.
- Understand the general circulation of the atmosphere.
- Learn how air masses and weather fronts affect weather.
- Describe the causes and effects of different types of storms.
- Examine the relationship between El Nino and La Nina.
- Discuss strategies for preventing floods.
1. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects
This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.
2. Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction
In this video lesson, you will learn about wind and some factors that affect it, such as air temperature and pressure, the Coriolis effect, and friction. By the end of this lesson, you will also understand how Earth's rotation plays a role in how winds travel.
3. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density
Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.
4. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere
The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.
5. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather
Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.
6. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather
In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.
7. What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale
Tornadoes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people. In this video lesson, you will learn how and where they form, as well as how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
8. What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation
Thunderstorms are common all over the world. In this video lesson, you will learn what they are, how they form and how they create thunder and lightning.
9. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects
The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.
10. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects
Hurricanes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people each year. But what are hurricanes and how do they form? In this video lesson you'll learn about where and how hurricanes develop as well as the types of hurricanes that are possible.
11. The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina
In this video lesson, you will learn about El Niño and La Niña. You will understand the differences between them, as well as some of their effects on both ocean waters and weather patterns on land.
12. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention
In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.
13. What is El Nino? - Definition & Effects
El Nino is a weather phenomenon caused when warm water from the western Pacific Ocean flows eastward. In this lesson, we'll see how the effects of El Nino can be noticed in many parts of the world, with different regions experiencing varying weather anomalies.
14. What is Lightning? - Definition, Types & Causes
Have you ever wondered what lightning is and how it forms? In this lesson, you'll learn how lightning develops, different types of lightning, and what causes thunder.
15. Weathering: Definition & Explanation
Discover how rocks and minerals are broken down by chemical and mechanical forms of weathering. Learn about some of the many geological formations created by weathering, from large caves to beautiful arches made of rock.
16. What are Convection Currents? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will define convection, explain how it works, and describe how convection creates currents. We will also go through some examples of convection in the world around us: campfires, weather systems, and convection in the earth's mantle.
17. What are Tsunamis? - Causes, Effects & Facts
Disastrous tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan have raised awareness of these phenomena. But what are tsunamis, and why do they happen? This lesson will give you the answers.
18. What is a Solstice? - Definition & Facts
Learn about the summer and winter solstices and how they are related to the seasons. Understand the different reasons they occur and why they are important.
19. What is the Winter Solstice? - Definition & History
The day we call the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere has long been known as the winter solstice, and the shortest day of the year. Read more about the science behind this time of year, and the ancient and modern traditions it has inspired.
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