What Factors Control Your Local Climate?
ES2101  Describe the Factors That Control Your
Local Climate

Use what you've learned about climate controls to analyze the data you gathered for your location. Use the links below for additional information to help you determine which climate control factors most influence your local climate.

NASA
LATITUDE
Surface Temperatures at Different Latitudes
NOAA

ELEVATION
Topographic/Elevation Maps

NASA

NEARBY WATER
Sea Surface Temperatures

NASA

OCEAN CURRENTS
World Ocean Currents

Ray Sterner, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

TOPOGRAPHY
Topographic Relief and Land Form Maps

Martos Hoffman



VEGETATION
Major World Vegetation

San Francisco
State University—
Meteorology


PREVAILING WINDS
Jet Stream Analyses

NASA



PRECIPITATION
Global Precipitation Data

Determine which climate control factors have a major effect on your location. Record your evaluation in the My Home column on Data Table 2.

8. Describe how each of the climate control factors in Data Table 2 influences your local climate.


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