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Describe and explain the spatial patterns of climatic regions with extreme atmospheric energy supplies. Illustrating your answer with examples, discuss how atmospheric energy flow may be modified by human activities.

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Describe and explain the spatial patterns of climatic regions with extreme atmospheric energy supplies. Illustrating your answer with examples, discuss how atmospheric energy flow may be modified by human activities. The world is not receiving an uniform amount of atmospheric energy supplies everywhere. There are surplus and deficit in different parts of the world and some of them are of extreme atmospheric energy supplies. The difference in atmospheric energy supplies can basically be categorized by the latitudinal difference of regions. However, apart from the physical factors, human activities can also alter the atmospheric energy flow on earth. Extreme atmospheric energy supplies actually means extremely low or extremely high energy supplies. In climatic regions of extremely high atmospheric energy supplies, the temperature will be very high and the opposite will happen to regions with extremely low energy supplies. ...read more.


Thirdly, surface albedoes in various regions are different and so extreme atmospheric energy supplies can be a result. In regions of higher latitudes, albedo is high especially areas covered by snow and icecaps. While in lower latitudes, albedo is less significant although cloud cover also reflects much of the sunlight in the air. Therefore, the high difference in surface albedo may lead to the extreme energy supplies in atmosphere. With the above reasons, that explains why the Tropical Rainforests in the Equatorial Regions receive a much higher atmospheric energy and a decrease of energy supplies can be found with increasing latitudes. Extreme atmospheric energy supplies can also be attributed by the effect of ocean currents. If the region lied along the area where warm ocean currents pass through, the atmospheric energy will be higher and the opposite will happen to the areas where cold ocean currents pass through. ...read more.


The highrises trap heat among them and did not allow space to scatter them. This is frequently seen in developed areas like Hong Kong. Therefore, human activities can influence atmospheric energy flow. In addition, deforestation brought tremendous effect on atmospheric energy worldwide. With fewer trees, there is more carbon dioxide in the air and carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases. As a result, with fewer trees, temperature of the earth increases and so affected the energy flow. The increase of automobile use also enhances the greenhouse effect. Cars emit carbon monoxide and increase the city temperature. This effect is observable in city areas of various regions. This further proves that human activities can modify atmospheric energy flow. In conclusion, the atmospheric energy supplies in different climatic regions varied a lot and sometimes contribute to extreme atmospheric energy supplies. The combined effects of physical and human influences shaped the current pattern of climatic condition where atmospheric energy flow varied. ...read more.

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