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CLIMATE

WHAT IS CLIMATE?

WHILE THE WEATHER CHANGES EVERYDAY AND A HOT HUMID DAY CAN BE FOLLOWED BY RAINY ONE, THE CLIMATE OF REGION REMAIN THE SAME FOR A LONG TIME. THUS THE SUMMER SEASON AT THE NORTH SEA IS GENERALLY COOLER THAN IN FREIBURG AND THE WINTER SEASON IS EATHER COLD, DAMP AND NOT AS SNOWY AS IN ALPS. THE CLIMATE IS DRIVEN BY THE SUN, WHICH HEATS UP THE AIR AND GIVES RAISE TO THE WINDS SUCH AS TRADE WINDS. THE OCENS CURRENTS ALSO AFFECT WORLD CLIMATE, AN INSTANCE OF WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE WAY THINGS TURN TOPSY-TURVY DUE TO OCCURRENCE OF ‘EI NINO‘. THE CLIMATE ALSO UNDERGOES LONG TERM CHANGES.

TRADE WIND

THE TRADE WIND IS A WIND THAT BLOWS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN THE TROPICS THE BROAD BELT AROUND THE EQUATOR. IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE IT BLOWS FROM THE NORTHEAST TO THE EQUATOR AND IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE IT BLOWS FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO THE EQUATOR.
THE SUN BEING DIRECTLY OVERHEAD IS VERY STRONG AND HEATS UP THE AIR IN THE EQUATORIAL REGION. THE WARM AIR AUTOMATICALLY RAISES UP REDUCING THE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND ALLOWING THE SURROUNDING AIR TO FLOW IN TOWARDS THE EQUATOR. THIS FLOW OF AIR IS CALLED THE ‘TRADE WIND’.

WHAT IS EI NINO?

EI NINO WHICH MEANS CHRIST CHILD. IN SPANISH REFERS TO THE DISTURBANCE IN THE OCEN CURRENT, WHICH RUNS OFF THE COAST OF PERU AND WHICH OCCUR EVERY 3-8 YEARS AROUND CHRISTMAS.


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