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Climate Phenomena - Chapter Summary
Scientists can study complex climate phenomena that occur in cycles, by measuring the temperature and movement of the winds through different layers of the atmosphere and the water in different ocean regions. By taking detailed notes and analyzing patterns, we can come to predict climate patterns that have a great effect on human activities, such as agriculture. By studying the lessons in this chapter, you can attain these learning objectives:
- Illustrate the climate factors that contribute to monsoons
- Explain what causes the jet streams to circulate through the atmosphere
- Differentiate between the polar jet stream and the subtropical jet stream
- Summarize how the direction of the winds and the temperature of the water creates the El Niño and La Niña events
- Describe Rossby waves and Kelvin waves
Whether you're a high school graduate preparing for college entrance exams, or a prospective biology or astronomy educator at the secondary level studying for licensure exams, this chapter can assist you in reviewing the chief topics within Earth and space sciences. Our lessons are written by experienced instructors with expansive science training. Many of the concepts covered in this chapter are demonstrated through diagrams and animations, so you can actually visualize processes such as the jet stream occurring by watching the videos. Our short and captivating video lessons are the key to what makes our study guides so effective, since you can connect with the information in more than one way.
1. Monsoons & Monsoonal Circulations
Monsoons bring a seasonal change in weather to many parts of the world. This lesson will explore two monsoonal circulations and will also discuss how monsoons impact the people who experience them.
2. Jet Streams & the Polar Front
You've probably heard about jet streams during the news weather segment. But what is a jet stream? This lesson will explain how jet streams form, what they are and then will focus on the polar jet stream.
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- Astronomical Objects & Processes
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