Weather and Climate Basics

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Is weather the same as climate? Weather is what is happening daily in your region or area while climate is the weather that occurs in your region or area over a period of years. The weather in your region during the seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) is the climate of your region. Weather and climate are interrelated and are controlled by what is happening in our atmosphere. Through the study of weather scientists are able to monitor climate changes globally.

Weather Patterns

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What does a low pressure system mean for our area weather? How does wind speed and direction change our weather pattern? What other factors in the atmosphere interact to cause good weather, bad weather, and severe weather? These questions are explained and explored by studying weather systems.

What Is Climate?

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Learn how to identify the six basic climates on Earth and how ocean and cloud cover affect Earth's climate.

Climate Systems - Which Location Is Best For Me?
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