Physical Geography 101
Climate Study Guide


After the "Climate" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is climate?

What is global climate?

What physical factors control temperature?

What physical factors control precipiation?

The climate classification was originally developed by _______________.

What is a climograph?

What information is given in a climograph?

Describe each of the 6 major climates (A,B,C,D,E,H) in terms of general location (latitude or altitude), air masses, temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind belts, and major weather influences.

What is a microclimate?