How do winds and mountains determine climate?
The winds affect the climate because they create the way hot and cold air is moved around. When winds come a mountain they are forced to rise. They lift the clouds up as they go up and the clouds are usually forced to drop their rain. This is why the windward sides of mountains are often wet.
Death Valley has the rocky mountains next to it. The mountains are taller than the valley so they block the rain and cool winds from making death valley cooler so it has a hot and dry climate. Tall mountains do block the rain and cool winds but they are not the Rockies. To the West are the Panamints and to the East are the Funeral Mountains.
The factors are:- 1. Distance from the sea 2. Ocean currents 3. Direction of prevailing winds 4. Relief 5. Proximity to the equator 6. The El Nino phenomenon 7. Recently it has accepted that Human activity is also affecting climate. 8. Location or... 1. Latitude - Distance north or south of equator 2. Altitude - Distance above or below sea level 3. Global Winds - What winds are blowing/where they're coming from/warm or cold 4…