Climate Unit Outline
At the end of this unit you will understand the factors affecting global
climate systems and be able to apply these factors to analyse various situations
occurring around the world. You will have a greater appreciation for the
both the opportunities and the disasters related to climate that result
from the different interactions between humans and their environment, both
on a local and a global scale.
1. Factors Affecting
This section of material may be familiar to you from your Grade 9 Geography
(Climate Regions in Canada) and Grade 10 Science (Weather). We will
review the basics of climate, before going on to address different climate
2. Global Climate Patterns
Factors Affecting Climate
With a clear understanding of climate basics around the world we can
consider the interaction of people, places and climate: What
causes storms? What affects their frequency? their location?
What is El Nino?
3. Climate Change
Global Wind Patterns and Pressure Systems
What is it? What? Why? Where? So what?
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