Forgot your password?  

Research Article: Climate

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 6 pages of information about Climate.
This section contains 1,685 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Climate Encyclopedia Article

Climate


Climate is the general, cumulative pattern of regional or global weather patterns. The most apparent aspects of climate are trends in air temperature and humidity, wind, and precipitation. These observable phenomena occur as the atmosphere surrounding the earth continually redistributes, via wind and evaporating and condensing water vapor, the energy that the earth receives from the sun.

Although the climate remains fairly stable on the human time scale of decades or centuries, it fluctuates continuously over thousands or millions of years. A great number of variables simultaneously act and react to create stability or fluctuation in this very complex system. Some of these variables are atmospheric composition, rates of solar energy input, albedo (the earth's reflectivity), and terrestrial geography. Extensive research helps explain and predict the behavior of individual climate variables, but the way these variables control and respond to each other remains poorly understood. Climate...

(read more)

This section contains 1,685 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Climate Encyclopedia Article
Follow Us on Facebook