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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Why do these two locations have opposite temperature curves?

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The reason why the two locations, Peoria and Sydney, in the accompanying figure have opposite temperature curves.

Explanation

The part of the Earth facing the Sun changes with time as it rotates and revolves. The axial tilt of the Earth along with the rotation and revolution may be the reasons behind the difference in temperature experienced at different zones of the Earth.

Six latitudinal zones or bands of temperature and insolation encircling the Earth have been recognized as a whole where three zones each on both the hemispheres. The Northern hemisphere includes the north tropical zone, the north middle latitude zone and the north polar zone, or Arctic zone. Correspondingly, the Southern hemisphere has the south tropical zone, the south middle latitude zone, and the south polar zone or Antarctic zone...

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