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Eduqas B GCSE - Geography - Weather And Climate





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 • I can give the meaning of each of these terms:

 • Maritime climate, seasonality, precipitation, latitude, altitude, air pressure, weather, climate, continentality, isobar, drought.

 • I can describe the distribution of world climates.

 • I can describe the main features of the UK climate.

 • I can locate and describe the key features of the hot semi-arid climate.

 • I can locate and describe the key features of the equatorial climate.

 • I can explain what the ITCZ is and remember three facts about the ITCZ.

 • I can describe the weather associated with an anticyclone.

 • I can describe the sequence of weather associated with the passing of a depression.

 • I can explain the global atmospheric circulation model.

 • I can explain why the UK has a mild, wet climate.

 • I can explain how aspect, altitude, latitude, distance from the sea, prevailing wind, air masses and aspect affect temperature.

 • I can explain how the ITCZ affects climate patterns.

 • I can explain the formation of tropical storms.

 • I can give two different reasons why high and low pressure systems bring different types of weather.

 • I can explain how different groups of people were affected by the drought in California.

 • I can explain how different groups of people were affected by a tropical storm studied (e.g. Hurricane Katerina)

 • I can create links between the distribution of climates and the distribution of ecosystems.

 • I can compare two contrasting climate graphs and use the evidence to identify possible reasons for the differences noted.

 • Looking at an extreme weather events and I can sort the impacts into positive and negative; social, environmental and economic consequences.

 • I can evaluate the relative short and long term consequences of extreme weather events.

 • I can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of strategies used to reduce the effects of extreme weather events.

 • I can explain which effects from an extreme weather events, and rank the worst and explain why.

 • I can predict the immediate and long term needs of people suffering as a result of an extreme weather event.

 • I can make suggestions to protect people from future devastation caused by an extreme weather event.