The Effect of Land Masses on Climate

This video describes the complex connections between land (the lithosphere) and other parts of Earth's climate system. Animations from NOAA show how distance from the equator affects average temperature in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The video emphasizes five land factors that influence climate: latitude, elevation, topography, surface reflectivity, and land use.

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This video could be a short introduction/overview of the ways in which land masses and their charateristics affect climate.

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