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Ch 6: Influences on Climate

About This Chapter

Watch online climate video lessons to learn about weather variables, global warming, the ozone layer and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a handy quiz that lets you know how well you understood the key points of the presentation.

Influences on Climate - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

There are several factors that determine the long-term weather patterns in your part of the country. Instructors teaching this chapter can help you examine many of them, from the humidity and temperature associated with a region's location to its landforms and atmospheric effects. You can also use these lessons to look at the global climate change resulting from alterations to greenhouse gases, solar output and land configuration. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:

  • Factors influencing weather and climate
  • Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
  • Causes of global warming and climate change
  • Importance of the ozone layer

Video Objectives
Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects Learn to differentiate between weather and a region's climate. Explore how these two atmospheric conditions are related.
Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density Study the relationship between these three variables to learn how they influence weather.
Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution Pinpoint the locations of the five major climate classifications based on humidity and temperature.
Identifying the Factors Involved in Climate Change Find out why variables like solar output, land configuration and atmospheric turbidity affect climate change.
Natural Factors That Determine A Region's Climate Learn how atmospheric effects, heat distribution and landforms determine a region's climate.
Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate List natural and human causes of greenhouse gases. Describe their effect on the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere.
The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Discover the benefits of the ozone. Explore causes of its depletion along with legislation designed to help protect it.
Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect Take a closer look at the different types of greenhouse gases and their current concentrations in the atmosphere.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Influences on Climate
Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

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.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

2. 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.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

3. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

4. Factors Involved in Climate Change

Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

5. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

6. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

7. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

8. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Causes of Glaciation

9. Causes of Glaciation

Glaciation refers to being covered with glaciers. Learn about the theories behind glaciation, including the changing continental positions and the Milankovitch theory, which points to three orbital variations: eccentricity, obliquity and precession, in this lesson.

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