Factors that Influence Earth's Temperature


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Which factor BEST explains why equatorial Quito is warmer than polar Alert?

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1. Why does it tend to get cooler the higher the elevation?

2. Which answer explains why San Francisco has a mild climate compared to Bakersfield?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our goal is to examine you on topics like high elevation, atmospheric circulation, and the different currents dealing with the poles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To take it a bit further, we'll assess you on:

  • Why the equatorial Quito is hotter than the polar Alert
  • The cooler nature of higher elevations
  • San Francisco's climate related to Bakersfield's
  • Atmospheric circulation's cause
  • A cycle that transfers cold water to hot places and vice versa

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between the poles and equator in a new light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of higher elevation versus lower elevation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes of atmospheric circulation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

With our video lesson called Factors that Influence Earth's Temperature, we'll take you further on topics such as:

  • Earth's temperature fluctuation
  • Latitude's role
  • The effects of altitude/elevation
  • Ocean current patterns and their influences
  • Atmospheric circulation patterns