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Climatology and Climate Changes

Climatology is the meteorological study of the climates of the earth, their origin, and their role as elements of the natural environment. Climate is the expected mean and variability of the weather conditions for a particular location, season, and time of day. Climate change involves statistical changes in the distribution of weather over periods of time, which could be decades or millions of years.

Asked in New York, Meteorology and Weather, Climatology and Climate Changes

What is the climate and weather of New York State?

New York has a humid continental climate. Weather in New York is heavily influenced by two continental air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest. A cool, humid airflow from the North Atlantic also has an effect on weather in the state, albeit to a lesser extent than the continental ones. Many continental frontal boundaries move across New York, and storm systems moving north along the coast often affect the southern areas of...
Asked in New York, Colonial America, Climatology and Climate Changes

What was the climate of colonial New York?

Colonial New York had a very similar climate to today's. See the related question for that description. ...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Climatology and Climate Changes, The Difference Between

What is the difference between weather and climate?

WEATHER: Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure, as in high and low pressure. In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. CLIMATE: Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a particular area. Some scientists define climate as the average weather for a particular region and...
Asked in Global Warming, Pollution, Climatology and Climate Changes, Green Living

What are the predicted results of global warming?

The United Nations Inter-Governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), 2007: Summary for Policymakers suggests that: Continued greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would cause further warming and induce many changes in the global climate system during the 21st century, with warming expected to be greatest over land and at most high northern latitudes, Snow cover is projected to contract. Widespread increases in thaw depth are projected over most permafrost regions. Sea ice is projected to shrink in both the Arctic and...
Asked in Grammar, Climatology and Climate Changes

What is a climate of pluralism?

In this phrase, pluralism is not referring to anything grammatical. It is referring to pluralism as a diversity of viewpoints or the stance that no one view is better than another. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Antarctica, Climatology and Climate Changes

How is climate change affecting Antarctica?

Antarctica is the coldest place on our planet, far colder than the Arctic, so changes from global warming will be slower to happen and difficult to measure. However, there are changes happening. Ice is melting at the edges and snow is building up in the centre! Warmer air means more moisture in the atmosphere, and this is falling as snow on the centre of the continent. This snow doesn't melt, but builds up as ice. Approximately 100 cubic kilometers (24 cubic miles) of ice...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Climatology and Climate Changes

What are the average conditions of temperature and precipitation within a particular region over time called?

The general pattern of weather in any particular region is known as that region's climate. ...
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes

What is semi arid climate?

quote from wikipedia. "A semi-arid climate or steppe climate describes climatic regions that receive precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not extremely so. A more precise definition is given by the Köppen climate classification that treats steppe climates (BSk and BSh) as intermediates between desert climates (BW) and humid climates in ecological characteristics and agricultural potential. Semi-arid climates tend to support short or scrubby vegetation, with semi-arid areas usually being dominated by either grasses or shrubs." ...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Seasons, Climatology and Climate Changes

What months are considered to be winter?

The actual period of winter in the northern hemisphere is 21 December through 21 March. In the southern hemisphere, winter is from 21 June through 21 September, while the northern hemisphere is experiencing summer. Generally speaking, most people in the northern hemisphere think of winter as being in December, January and February while in the southern hemisphere, many people consider winter to be in June, July and August. In fact in Australia (at least) winter officially begins on 1st June and ends on 31st...
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes

How do climate and geography affect vegetation?

If it is hot, plants that are well suited to live if that condision will live there, if plants that are well suited for cold weather live there they would die. Or if desert plants were in a wet land they would die, so it all depends on the type of plant and where it lives. ...
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes

Why are polar regions dry?

Because its too cold for any water to evaporate and precipitate back down to earth I think you meant to say that it is too cold for water to CONDENSE and precipitate back down to earth. If it is too dry, water WILL evaporate. ...
Asked in Social Sciences, Climatology and Climate Changes, Biomes, Wetlands

What factors determine climate?

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. Ocean currents - What currents are coming in/where from 5. Topography - Distance from mountains (how...
Asked in Seasons, Climatology and Climate Changes

What countries experience the four seasons?

By some definitions, all countries experience four seasons. The variation in the weather and temperature depends, largely, on the latitude of the country. However, we tend to say that most tropical countries experience only two seasons: wet and dry. This is because temperature varies very little throughout the year, whereas the position of the inter-tropical convergence zone causes one or more distinct wet seasons. This is far more important to these people than slight changes in temperature because the timing of the rain...
Asked in Seasons, Climatology and Climate Changes

What countries experience 4 seasons?

A lot of countries experience 4 seasons. All of them are situated away from the Equator, above the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. Some examples are the Countries on the Northern America, mainly USA and Canada, most or all of the European countries. Some countries in Asia experience 4 seasons too, such as China, Korea (North and South), Japan. Australia and New Zealand experience 4 seasons too, but their cycle is different from the countries located on the Northern Hemisphere of the...
Asked in Philippines, Climatology and Climate Changes, Philippines Ecosystems

What types of climate does the Philippines have?

tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October) ...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Geography, Climatology and Climate Changes

Does aspect affect climate?

Yes. In fact, the very way the aspect is facing makes a difference.
Asked in Animal Life, Climatology and Climate Changes, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

How do animals protect themselves against climate?

Commonly, a mammal will change it's fur when the climate temperature changes. Reptiles will either sit under the sun or hide under rocks to gather warmth depending on what their climate is like. If it is cold, the reptile (e.g snake) will sit on a dark object and soak up the sun's rays. If the weather is hot, the reptile will sit under a log or rock to cool its body down. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Climatology and Climate Changes

Is the climate a natural resource?

it depends because it obviously is natural but with all the pollution it is not very natural any more ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Antarctica, Climatology and Climate Changes

Why is the Antarctica a unique environment?

The Antarctic environment is unique on the planet. It is not only the coldest, driest, windiest, highest and most uninhabited continent on earth, but it is also home to some of the most amazing animals. It is exactly this fascinating environment that allows these creatures to thrive. Without this fragile environment the entire food chain from plankton and krill to whales would be affected. ...
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes

What affects china's climate?

pollution and it being near the equator also some of it is located in the tropic of cancer making some parts of china have a tropical climate hope that answers your question :) ...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Climatology and Climate Changes

What variable can change air pressure?

1.water vapor 2. volume 3.temperature 4.height
Asked in Global Warming, Climatology and Climate Changes

What will probably happen over the next 100 years due to global climate change?

The InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s 4th Assessment Report (2007) projects that we will probably reach 4°C warming above pre-industrial age levels by 2100. We will pass the 'danger limit' of 2°C warming by 2050. Sea levels are also predicted to rise at an accelerated rate. Observed sea levels are actually tracking at the upper range of the IPCC projections of 3 mm per year. When accelerating ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica are factored in to the projections, the estimated sea...
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes

What is true about stable air?

It resists rising, because its stable of course! YES