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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

If Earth were not inclined on its axis, would there still be latitudinal temperature variations? Would there be seasons?

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Whether there would still be latitudinal temperature variations and seasons, if the Earth was not inclined on its axis.

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 reason 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; three zones each on both the hemispheres...

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