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Climate Cycles Game
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Climate The average condition of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds.
RAINY SIDE, The side of a mountain that faces oncoming wind.
Leeward DRY SIDE, The downwind side of mountains.
Tropical Zone The area near the equator, between 23.5 north latitude, and 23.5 south latitude.
Polar Zone The area near both poles, from about 66.5 and 90 degrees north, and 66.5 and 90 degrees south latitudes.
Temperate Zone The area between the tropical and polar zones, from about 23.5 and 66.5 north and from 23.5 and 66.5 south latitudes.
Fur coats and tank tops don't seem like the wardrobe that hangs side by side in most closets, yet there are places on our planet where these items are neighbors on the rack. Some regions of the world have temperatures that vary a lot over the coarse of the year that you may see people dressed for summer one month and winter the next. There are some regions that dress for summer all year long, and other regions that dress for winter all year long. Why such a huge difference in temperature?
Climate is the average condition of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds over the course of the year. It differs from weather in that weather is based on daily changes.
Although there are many factors
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temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same eleme