What is the most important factor in determining climate?
hours of daylight
How can a large body of water, such as an ocean, influence climate?
There is no influence on climate from an ocean.
Ocean winds can carry moisture with them and can bring rain and fog over inland areas.
Warm ocean air causes a dry climate.
Northern Switzerland has a fairly cold climate caused by sea winds from the Atlantic Ocean, but southern Switzerland tends to be much warmer and sunnier. What could cause this difference?
Cool winds cannot blow across a large lake into the south.
Mountains prevent cold air from blowing over into the south.
The south is at a much higher elevation, so it is closer to the sun.
Switzerland has experienced a drastic climate change in the past few years.
Which side of a mountain faces the moisture-rich ocean air?
the down wind side
the leeward side
the windward side
the side where no snow falls
When the land and the sea warm up at different rates during the day, what is generally the result?
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