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Ch 15: MTLE Earth & Space Science: Climate

About This Chapter

While preparing for the MTLE Earth & Space Science test, you can benefit from this chapter detailing relevant information about climate. Throughout the chapter, you can also get practice with quiz questions similar to what you may find on the exam.

MTLE Earth & Space Science: Climate - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to refresh your memory on different climate topics so that you'll be ready to be asked about them when you're taking the MTLE Earth & Space Science test. The videos include the following information:

  • The definition of climate
  • Natural factors that impact regional climate
  • Different ocean circulation patterns
  • The main climates on Earth
  • The major greenhouse gases and their part in climate change
  • Causes and effects of global warming
  • Strategies for mitigating global climate change

These video lessons can be completed from your computer or handheld device. The video tags will help you get back to any segments you want to see again.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Earth & Space Science: Climate
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.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

2. 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.

Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

3. Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

The ocean waters are always in motion and as they travel around the globe they carry and distribute heat, which affects the global climate. Learn about the ocean circulation patterns and how they impact the climate.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

4. 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.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

5. 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.

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.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

7. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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