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Ch 13: Climatic Regions & Conditions

About This Chapter

Make your preparations for a test covering various climatic regions and conditions simple by exploring the study resources in this self-paced chapter. Bite-sized lessons and multiple-choice quizzes can strengthen your climate knowledge in a short amount of time.

Climatic Regions & Conditions - Chapter Summary

This entertaining chapter explores the variety of climatic regions and conditions found around the globe. Use our lessons to get reacquainted with the concept of climate and how it is classified, its influences, why it changes and more. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define and share examples of climate
  • List 5 climate classifications and explain where they are found on Earth
  • Identify and discuss natural factors that determine the climate of a region
  • Explain how climate phenomena like El Nino and La Nina can impact regional weather patterns
  • Discuss climate change and detail past climates in Earth's history
  • Share the definition and atmospheric causes and effects of global warming

All lessons in this chapter are accessible around-the-clock and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Feel free to select any lessons to study based on your current understanding of climatic regions and conditions, and visit as often as you'd like. Reach out to our subject-matter experts with any questions you develop about questions covered in the lessons. Using the short quizzes and practice exam, you can quickly gauge your comprehension of this chapter before taking your test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Climatic Regions & Conditions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Climate? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Climate? - Definition & Examples

Learn what climate is, and how not to confuse it with weather. Once you understand what a climate is, figure out what type of climate you live in by going over examples of Earth's different climate types.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

2. 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.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

3. 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.

Relationship of Climate Phenomena to Regional Weather Patterns

4. Relationship of Climate Phenomena to Regional Weather Patterns

Climate phenomena are atmospheric events that drive weather patterns across the world. What are these phenomena and how do they affect our weather? Read on to learn more.

Past Climates & Climate Change

5. Past Climates & Climate Change

Climate change is a big topic nowadays, but why? In this lesson, we are going to explore the changing climate throughout Earth's history and see why the current change is such a big deal.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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