Latitude refers to the distance a given point on Earth is located between the equator and one of the poles. Positions of latitude determine the strength and directness of the sun's rays. Lower latitudes are closer to the... More »

The climate of Sweden varies, with air currents produced by the Atlantic Ocean make the western coast and southern region of Sweden temperate, moist and mild while the northernmost areas and eastern border experience muc... More »

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 »

Latitude measures how close a place is to the equator; because the equator receives the most sun and has the highest temperatures, a places’ latitude can indicate the climate. The further a location on earth is from the ... More »

Latitude is the measure, in degrees, of the distance of a location from the equator, which divides the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Longitude is the measure, in degrees, of a location from the prime meri... More » Geography Maps & Cartography

A solstice is defined as the point during the Earth's orbit around the sun at which the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, while an equinox is at its least distance. A solstice is characterized b... More »

Since most rainforests are located near the equator, their climate is always hot, wet and humid. Temperatures in tropical rainforests do not change much. The Amazon rainforest generally retains a temperature between 68 t... More »