Earth's Atmosphere and Its Seasons
Controls of Temperature Worksheet

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  1. What are the two major temperature controls?

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  2. Why are there seasonal variations in temperature at a particular latitude?

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  3. On frame 420, what are the temperatures in June and July in Alice Springs?

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  4. Why are these temperatures different than those in Miami during the same period?

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  5. Temperatures are always the same between several locations of the same latitude.

    True or False?  ________________  Why?

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  6. What are other temperature controls?

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  7. Why do land and water heat and cool differently?

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  8. Land reaches higher temperatures than water.    True    or    False    (circle one)?


  9. On frame 440, which city has the highest temperature range? ____________________________________

    Why?    _______________________________________________________________________________________

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  10. Why are ocean currents another temperature control?

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  11. On frame 449, which city's temperature is affected by altitude?    ____________________________________________


  12. Why do cities on the northeast coast of the United States have a higher temperature range than those on the west coast?

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  13. Why do Seattle and Spokane, Washington have different temperatures?

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