Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536



Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

List the five basic elements of weather and climate. Which is most important and why is this so?

To determine

The five basic elements of weather and climate, the most important among them, and the reason for it.


The conditions of the atmospheric factors at a given place in a given time is referred as weather. A region’s average weather conditions over the seasons is defined as climate. However, it also includes the departures from the normal or averages weather conditions that are expected to happen and the reason why this occur. The extreme weather events which influence a region or place are also taken into consideration in climate.

There exists five elementary atmospheric factors or ingredients of weather and climate, which encompasses solar energy or insolation, pressure, temperature, precipitation, and wind...

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