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How weather effects peoples lives and activities.

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AS and A Level Atmosphere & Weathering

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How weather effects peoples lives and activities.

Weather, is the day to day change in conditions including the changes in the atmosphere, these changes include temperature, levels of precipitation, wind speed, wind direction and the change in air pressure. These measurements are usually taken and recorded at least once a day. Weather is the day-to-day changes in Earths atmospheric conditions.

Climate, is the average conditions for an area or country recorded over a long period of time like 30 years or more, examining the data recorded it is possible to see patterns or trends these become known as the climate.

Any place on earth does therefore have its own daily weather and its own longer term average conditions or climate. By examining the records it is possible to identify trends etc which become known as the seasons identified by the combination of the weather patterns. Particular weather hazards like Tornados or Hurricanes follow seasonal patterns. Known as climatic classification the climate data from round the world is used to divide the globe into climate zones.

Climate and weather are both very powerful forces in the world, human activity is closely linked to the yearly patterns of

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