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What happens to the intensity of solar enrgy as latitude increases
a) stays the same
b) increases
c) decreases
d) doubles

Which region is located between 23.5o north and soutrh of the equator
a) temperate zone
b) tropical zone
c) polar zone
d) desert zone

The rain shadow effect is associated with
a) oceans
b) rivers
c) latitude
d) mountains

The leeward side of a mountain is often
a) wet
b) cold
c) hot
d) dry

What is the relationship between elevation and climate
a) the higher the elevation, the colder the climate
b) the lower the elevation, the colder the climate
c) the higher the elevation is, the warmer the climate
d) there is no relationship between elevation and climate

Increased altitiude genrally causes lower
a) relative humidity
b) temperatures
c) wind velocities
d) rainfall amounts

How would the climate of a coastal city differ from that of a city at the same latitude located farhter inland
a) the coastal city would have cooler termperatures
b) the coastal dity would have colder winters
c) the coastal city would have hotter summers
d) they are at the same latitide so theri climates would not differ

Heat and moisture are distributed around Earth by
a) precipitation
b) global winds
c) rain shadows
d) transpiration

What do plants release into the air during transpiration
a) pollen
b) water vapor
c) carbon dioxide
d) complex sugars

What factor defines all groups in the Koppen system, with the exception of dry climates
a) temperatures
b) precipitation
c) evaporation
d) air pressure

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