Earth's climate is determined by the amount of incoming solar radiation that reaches the planet and the amount of reflected heat energy that radiates back into space. There are also a number of lesser factors that affect... More » Science Earth Science

The factors that affect climate include elevation, latitude, wind, water currents and proximity to the ocean. Climate is not the same as weather. Climate is a long-term state, while weather changes constantly. More » Science Weather & Tides

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