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Question Set: Climate and the Atmosphere

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  1. Where is the temperature lower during the sea breeze (Fig. 3.32 A)? Explain your answer.
     
  2. In your own words, describe the difference between weather and climate. Give at least one example.
     
  3. Provide three examples of how the ocean influences both weather and climate in adjacent landmasses.
     
  4. Explain how coral reefs can be found in Japan, yet be absent at the same latitude in California? What does this tell us about how the movement of currents affects both climate and animals life?
Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.