Mountains affect climate by blocking wind and receiving more rainfall than low-lying areas. As air is forced over higher ground, it cools, causing moisture to condense and fall as rain. The higher a location is above sea... More »

Large bodies of water help to moderate air temperatures of the surrounding regions. They typically cause more precipitation than what usually occurs in the inland regions. More »

Climate affects the lives of humans and animals by maintaining and changing the environment in which they live. This includes the impact on human and animal health as well as crops grown to sustain living organisms. Thes... More »

Landforms affect climate by altering the wind and rate of evaporation, which can cause changes in the temperature, humidity and precipitation of a region. When storm fronts run into landforms, such as mountains or high p... 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 »

Geography affects culture through topographical features such as mountains or deserts as well as climate, which can dictate options for clothing, shelter and food. The interaction of culture and geography is called human... More »

According to About.com, the Earth creates mountains through plate tectonics, where its crust is broken into plates constantly in motion, causing stress and uplifting in order to grow mountains. While growth is slow due t... More »