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The Climates Of Europe Europe has many different factors which make it unique. It has at least 40 mountain ranges, at least 49 different major rivers and 72 major cities. Europe is home to more than 731,000,000 people. Some of the biggest mountain ranges include Carpathians, Alps, Apennines and Caucasus. Mont Blanc may be well known for its height, and therefore mistaken for the world's tallest mountain, however it is NOT; at 5,642 meters above sea level, Mount Elbrus is in fact Europe's highest mountain. One mountain range, the Pyrenees is right between France and Spain. As the wind blows from north to south, the Pyrenees shelters Spain from weather conditions. The plain and lowlands of Europe include the East European Plain, the largest landscape feature of Europe. The East European Plain also known as the Russian Plain, It is a plain made up of river basins in Eastern Europe. Together with the Northern European Plain it creates the European Plain. The largest mountain-free part of the European landscape. The Pannonian Plain is a large plain in Central Europe that remained when the Pliocene Pannonian Sea dried out. ...read more.

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It is found in the middle of Europe in places like Germany, Poland, Australia, and Switzerland etc. The winters are very cold with temperatures going as low as 32� F but summers are fairly warm. The days are warmer in summer and cooler in winter than the west-coast maritime because in this climate zone is located a further distance away from the Atlantic Ocean so its influence does not reach these parts. In the continental climate zone there are Cold dry winters and hot damp summers. Areas in this climate zone are countries in Eastern and East Central Europe London such as southern and Central Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria etc. All these areas are nowhere near the sea so therefore have a typical climate of hot summers but very cold winters. The listed areas consist of at least 2 months below 32� F in winter and at least one month above 68� F. In comparison with other climate zones such as the west coast maritime where the climate doesn't vary according to the time of year as much as this climate zone does. ...read more.

Conclusion

(See the diagram below) That is why it gets cooler the closer to the poles you get. The sun hits the earth from different angles, meaning some area will be bigger, or smaller than other. As the picture above also shows. The wind in Europe mainly comes from the Atlantic Ocean. Europe's climate may be influenced by many things such as latitude, relief/altitude, distance from sea, and prevailing winds. Here is a closer, detailed look at one particular factor to show exactly how and why it affects the overall climate of Europe. The climate is often influenced by the distance from sea. The sea being liquid is less dense than land because the land is a solid. The sea therefore heats to a greater depth, but the depth means that in summer the sea takes longer to heat up than the land. Once it is warmed up however, it retains the heat for a lot longer, and takes longer to cool down in winter. This means the further away from the sea you are, the warmer the summers you'll have, but the cooler the winters you'll have. By Ellie Duriez Ban Homework. Homework kills trees. Save the earth. Go Anti-Homework. ...read more.

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