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1

How do properties of air and water affect weather?

The oceans absorb a large amount of solar radiation distributing heat across the world. The air can create 4 different types of fronts: cold, warm, stationary, occluded

2

What 2 ways is energy from the equator transferred to the poles?

Through oceans and prevailing winds

3

4 currents that are warm

Brazil
Gulf Stream
Kuroshio
Agulhas

4

4 cold currents

Labrador
California
Peru
Benguela

5

Currents moving towards the poles are...

Warm

6

Currents moving towards the equator are...

Cold

7

How do currents affect weather on land?

Currents can cook it warm climates near them

8

2 ways trees can have a cooling affect on the air around them

They can be natural air conditioners because of the evaporation from it
And provide shade from the sun

9

How is latent heat involved in creating thunderstorms?

Storms occur when hot air rises and mixed into cool air. The air Cools and condenses the water, releasing heat

10

4 major land masses in NA

Continental Arctic
Continental polar
Maritime polar
Maritime tropical